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What do we do with the Astrodome?
KHOU ^ | 03/21/2013 | Doug Miller

Posted on 03/22/2013 1:25:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

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1 posted on 03/22/2013 1:25:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Looks real good to me, have you seen the Detroit area lately?


2 posted on 03/22/2013 1:28:01 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Turn it over to DHS for a holding facility?


3 posted on 03/22/2013 1:28:11 PM PDT by texanyankee
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To: Responsibility2nd
“I see a lot of history.”

Clearly one man's "history" is another man's junk.

4 posted on 03/22/2013 1:28:19 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Make it the capitol building of the newly formed Republic of Texas.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 1:29:24 PM PDT by wolfman
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To: Responsibility2nd
In Indy we tore down the Hoosier (RCA) Dome after they built Lucas Snake Oil Stadium.

Even though we taxpayers owed more on it in bonds than it cost to build originally due to municipal helocs.

Thank you Bart Peterson (D).

6 posted on 03/22/2013 1:31:06 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
I imagine they could sell those seats and other junk off as “memorabilia”. When the old outdoor stadium for the Vikings was torn up they sold the stuff. Folks bought sections of seats to put in their game rooms and basement TV rooms, etc.
7 posted on 03/22/2013 1:32:26 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: texanyankee

Temporary detainment processing for any incoming libtards to the state, before moving them on to NM.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 1:36:10 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

I’m all for that!


9 posted on 03/22/2013 1:37:29 PM PDT by texanyankee
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Never been there, but I remember a model rocket magazine article about some model rocket competition held there. Must have been the late 1960s.

Specifically, a photo of a rocket that coming within a couple of inches of the highest point of the dome.

10 posted on 03/22/2013 1:38:07 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Responsibility2nd

When you grew up in Houston and in 1965 still did not have air conditioning and had endured non-air conditioned schools, then attending a Colt 45 (Houston Astros original name) game while sitting in a soft chair and with AC was a very space age experience.

We also saw the man with the jet pack flying around inside the Dome, America used to have a bright future before the immigration law was changed that year.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 1:39:18 PM PDT by ansel12 (" I would not be in the United States Senate if it wasnt for Sarah Palin " Cruz said.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rename it the Mickey Leland Great Hall of the Entitled Masses. No renovations necessary.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 1:39:33 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: 21twelve

This next season will be the 49ers last at Candlestick Park. Plans have already been made to demolish candlestick. I hope the city sells the seats and other stuff from the stadium. I for one am ready to shell out some cash for 2 seats. Ive spent a lot of my childhood watching the Giants and the 49ers at Candlestick.

Houston could make some good money selling those Astrodome seats.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 1:39:52 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: wolfman

Make it the capitol building of the newly formed Republic of Texas.”

That would be great but Houston is not exactly the place to go to find Conservatives. Gay, liberal Mayor, liberal Chief of Police, City Hall filled with Sheila Jackson Lee supporters, Mexican dominant school system, single family housing in the Village and on Kirby being torn down and replaced with multi-story, multi-family Agenda 21 compliant structures, aging infrastructure including roads, sewer system and highways, huge and ever increasing gang membership, growing Muslim population, on direct drug route from Mexico border...

It was a great place to house refugees from Louisiana during Katrina though and could be used to house illegals if we had someone like Sheriff Joe. Since it already has a dome of sorts I’m surprised the Mussies don’t buy it and do the refurbishing.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 1:42:29 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Tear down or renovate the Astrodome for the Texans to play in. Reliant Stadium is so old and obsolete, it might even be over ten years old. Isn’t it time for the NFL to begin a new round of extorting $ for new stadiums?


15 posted on 03/22/2013 1:43:32 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: Responsibility2nd

One question, is it paid for yet?

Caddis


16 posted on 03/22/2013 1:43:50 PM PDT by palmerizedCaddis (Uncle Si for president!)
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To: elcid1970

Rename it the Mickey Leland Great Hall of the Entitled Masses. No renovations necessary.

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How about the Quannel X Center for the Victimized with Made Up Names?


17 posted on 03/22/2013 1:46:25 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Grams A

Funny how these “stadia” built in the ‘60s and ‘70s (maybe even later than that) are all obsolete and decrepit and in need of replacement and yet Fenway Park still stands at the age of 101 years and functions and sells out every seat for what is certainly one of professional sports most successful franchises. The only other place these days that is as iconic is probably Wrigley Field.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 1:47:09 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I've all but given up my crusade to rid the world of fools; there are, I found, just too many.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Use it as a hurricane shelter. :-)


19 posted on 03/22/2013 1:47:11 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Past Your Eyes

I love Fenway Park.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 1:47:53 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: palmerizedCaddis

Nope. The article says there is still $30 million in bonds still owing from the 80’s or 90’s.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 1:48:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: wolfman

We already have one, it’s in Austin.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 1:48:19 PM PDT by slouper (Love it or leave it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How many cats do they have in there now?


23 posted on 03/22/2013 1:48:19 PM PDT by deport
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To: Responsibility2nd

Turn it into a mega-church.


24 posted on 03/22/2013 1:49:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd
Indoor pistol and rifle range. 100-yard rifle range right down the field (actually, you could do five or six rifle ranges there, one stacked atop the other). Pistol ranges along both field sidelines, facing out (perpendicular to the field)

Alternative use: New Magpul factory location.

Door #3: All of the above!

C'mon, it's *Texas*.

25 posted on 03/22/2013 1:49:45 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: trisham

Me too. I love to watch games from there on my TV at home where I am much more comfortable.
The last time I was there was, I believe, 1994, the last game before the All Star Game that year of the strike. I don’t need to go back any more.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 1:49:51 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I've all but given up my crusade to rid the world of fools; there are, I found, just too many.)
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To: trisham
Isn't that the "House John Kerry Built" ?


27 posted on 03/22/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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28 posted on 03/22/2013 1:54:45 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I've all but given up my crusade to rid the world of fools; there are, I found, just too many.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They should have told the Lastros to take a hike instead of building them a new playpen. There was nothing wrong the Dome. The loser Texannes didn’t need a new playpen either.(They’d be in last place too if they were in a real division- every other division team kicked their tails) The Dome would be fine for both of these losers.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 1:55:11 PM PDT by Smittie
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To: texanyankee
Turn it over to DHS for a holding facility?

Or maybe an armory. DHS an store all the bullets they bought there.

30 posted on 03/22/2013 1:57:19 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Past Your Eyes
Fenway Park (God, forgive me) is an eyesore, an antiquary curiosity, not a great ballpark. It has had some great history, granted. As venue to watch a ball game, (mea culpa, mea cupla, mea maxima culpa) Yankee Stadium, Shea, Hadlock Field, Camden Yards, even gawdawful McCoy Stadium (Pawtucket) are better. As for transportation? Miserable. Pahkin’? Fuggetabouddit.
31 posted on 03/22/2013 1:57:41 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: nascarnation
No. From Wikipedia:

Fenway Park is a baseball park near Kenmore Square in Boston, Massachusetts. Located at 4 Yawkey Way, it has served as the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox baseball club since it opened in 1912 and is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use.

Because of the ballpark's age and constrained location in the dense Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood, the park has had many renovations and additions over the years not initially envisioned, resulting in unique, quirky features, including "The Triangle", "Pesky's Pole", and most notably the famous Green Monster in left field. The Red Sox have sold out every home game since May 15, 2003; in 2008, the park sold out its 456th consecutive Red Sox game, breaking a Major League Baseball record. Fans who attended this game received gifts to celebrate this accomplishment.

As of July 17, 2012, the Red Sox have had 760 consecutive sellouts, which is the longest such streak in Major League Baseball history;[6] the club, however, includes all tickets distributed (paid or free) when reporting attendance.[7] The sellout streak is driven by the Red Sox's loyal fan base, the success of the Red Sox during this time (a winning record over nine seasons, during which time the team achieved at least 90 wins seven times, six playoff appearances and two World Series Championships), and Fenway Park's low capacity: fourth lowest in seating capacity and second lowest in total of all MLB stadiums; it is one of the seven MLB ballparks that cannot accommodate at least 40,000 spectators.

32 posted on 03/22/2013 1:57:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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33 posted on 03/22/2013 1:59:12 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Past Your Eyes

The last time I went there was in 2003 or 2004. It was wonderful. My husband has gone a number of times since then. He loves it, too.


34 posted on 03/22/2013 1:59:58 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

My Dad (RIP) was from Connecticut and a big Boston fan.
We would go there on vacation when I was a kid.
I wouldn’t go within 500 miles of the place today.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 2:00:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I saw some great motorcycle racing there back in the 70s.
TT & short track every February a couple of weeks before Daytona.
36 posted on 03/22/2013 2:03:57 PM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: nascarnation

Connecticut is a beautiful state. My husband went to school in Fairfield. A few years ago on our way back from Florida, he took a road that had beautiful views of the countryside, with some of the loveliest old bridges that I have ever seen.


37 posted on 03/22/2013 2:05:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I know it’s been years, but my uncle got the contract for most of the steel in the concrete for the Astrodome, Astro Domain and the parking areas. Got rich on that contract alone.


38 posted on 03/22/2013 2:11:02 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“How about the Quannel X Center for the Victimized with Made Up Names?”

Most people do not realize that QX makes his living on ‘rewards’ he collects for turning in his ‘bruthas’ who have committed crimes.

For one particular case in the early 2000s the reward was $25K.


39 posted on 03/22/2013 2:12:49 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

In Seattle they blew the King dome up.
It blowed up real good.


40 posted on 03/22/2013 2:18:15 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: 21twelve

That was done at Texas Stadium before the implosion. I got a couple of seats from there.


41 posted on 03/22/2013 2:20:43 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Can’t really disagree with you. Of course you know you have committed an unpardonable by saying anything good about the hated Evil Empire. Back in the ‘50s when I was a kid, the first thing I learned at my mother’s knee was to hate the Yankees. (My father didn’t give a hoot one way or the other but my mother sure did!)
Last big league stadium I was in was Milwaukee and that was VERY nice. Well located and I love the retractable roof. No more rainouts. It was open the night I was there - about a month before 9/11. Very pleasant, friendly and welcoming.


42 posted on 03/22/2013 2:20:51 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I've all but given up my crusade to rid the world of fools; there are, I found, just too many.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My a a Blues Brothers movie to gut the insides and then blow it up with a Die Hard over and again movie.

If nothing else a mushroom farm.


43 posted on 03/22/2013 2:21:25 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Another idea.
Fill it up with sickos of the like that kill babies and let them eat each other.
Send them from around the country.


44 posted on 03/22/2013 2:23:11 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Responsibility2nd
29 Million to demolish?

Please!

45 posted on 03/22/2013 2:23:46 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Responsibility2nd

Tear it down before New Orleans floods again!!


46 posted on 03/22/2013 2:25:43 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Responsibility2nd
Since they're no longer using the Astrodome, Houston's baseball team should change its name back to the Colt 45's. After all, what's an "astro"?

While we're at it, the New York Mets should also change their name. "Mets" sounds like a city in France.

47 posted on 03/22/2013 2:25:46 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: ansel12
I don't remember the Colt-45's playing in the dome.

But I do remember going to see Elvis at the Rodeo.

And Evil Knievil make some success jumps.


48 posted on 03/22/2013 2:29:46 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: trisham

Connecticut may be a beautiful state but I make it a point to avoid driving through it whenever we go south. I only wish I could do the same for New York but it would mean a very long detour and involve a foreign country.


49 posted on 03/22/2013 2:30:16 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I've all but given up my crusade to rid the world of fools; there are, I found, just too many.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Within the next five years, due to lawsuits by the perpetually offended, the names of all sports teams will be changed to a random mix of numbers and letters.


50 posted on 03/22/2013 2:32:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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