New ideas for Houston Astrodome include possible amusement venues

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2003 10:42 AM | Contributed by Panther Modern

The Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. has received seven proposals in its quest to convert the Astrodome from empty landmark to vibrant profit center. The proposals include three "amusement park like" attractions.

Read more from The Houston Chronicle.

Thursday, August 21, 2003 12:03 PM
Well, Astroworld is directly across the freeway. I am sure Six Flags gave it some thought.
Thursday, August 21, 2003 1:06 PM
Yeah, with Astroworld right across the street I could see It become a large indoor waterpark, with a couple other rides. That would be pretty kool.

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 3:50 PM
I dunno, they always seem to try to come up with these schemes when a new stadium is planned and built, and an old facilty is left to languish. But in the end it's usually the same. For one reason or another...usually economics or just common sense...they just tear it down.
Thursday, August 21, 2003 4:05 PM
I'm surprised it's still standing... that's one fugly landmark.
Thursday, August 21, 2003 8:26 PM
I think the water park would be a good idea! I must have been living under a rock or somthing but when did the Astros move out? Can you tell I don't follow baseball? :)

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Friday, August 22, 2003 1:20 AM
The Astros moved in 2000 to what was then Enron Field, now Minute Maid Park.

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