HOUSTON (AP) – There is no shortage of ideas about how to save the Houston Astrodome, from transforming it into an indoor skiing complex to creating an amusement park.
County commissioners are in no rush to approve demolition, even though voters rejected a $217 million idea to turn the dome into a multipurpose facility, a plan once touted as the last chance to save the famous stadium.
They can leave it as is, abandoned but intact. They can demolish it for an estimated $78 million and turn it into a parking lot. They can fill the demolition hole with water, creating a detention pond for flood control. Or they can revisit old ideas.
County official Willie Loston says as long as the Astrodome is standing, there’s always a chance to save it.