Astrodome added to National Register of Historic Places

Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

There has been a lot of debate about what to do with the Astrodome in Houston. It is sitting their unused and it toes the line between abandoned eye sore and historic landmark. Some want it demolished, some want it preserved. Well, the preservation side of the debate go some support when the Astrodome was added to National Register of Historic Places by the National Parks Service.

The preservation side want the Dome turned into a giant convention and events center, but a proposal lost in a vote recently.

From ABC Houston:

In November, Harris County voters shot down a pricy proposal to save the Astrodome from the threat of demolition and convert it into a giant convention and event center and exhibition space. The dome project was defeated by about 16,500 votes.

Supporters said the close vote is reason for not giving up. Others say it’s time to put the Dome down.

I don’t know what else you’d want to do with an aging dome. Would it really draw tourists?

[UPDATE:] To clarify, this doesn’t mean the Astrodome has been saved from demolition. It could still very well be demolished but will help the preservation side of the debate make their case.

Topics: Houston Texans

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