Dec 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans and Houston Oilers pro football hall of fame members Warren Moon (left), Ken Houston (center) and Elvin Bethea attend the game against the New York Jets at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Astrodome items up for sale today


Today is your chance to own a part of Houston Oilers’ history.

Just days before Houston voters decide on a referendum to convert the Astrodome, the former home of the Oilers, into a convention center, thousands of people attended a sale of Astrodome-related items today, according to Pro Football Talk.

Over 4,000 people were at the Reliant Center, part of the same complex as the Astrodome, for the sale.

Items sold included one-foot by one-foot pieces Astroturf.

The Houston Oilers, which most of us now know as Tennessee Titans, played in the Astrodome from 1968 to 1996. The Oilers’ last game in there was on Dec. 15, 1996, a 21-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Oilers’ last points scored there came on a Steve McNair touchdown pass, just in case you needed an extra bit of trivia.

According to the Associate Press, if the referendum does not pass, the Astrodome could be torn down.

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