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Old 11-07-2013, 09:34 AM  
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So What's the Big Deal with the Astrodome?

Every night on the Houston local news they refer to the Astrodome as the 8th wonder of the world. Growing up in Kansas City, I have never heard this before. Was it a momentous feat in its time, or are Houstonians just full of themselves? It just looks like a shitty old stadium to me. I vaguely remember the Kingdome being a big deal, maybe in the early 90's, but they tore that down without much fuss.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:10 PM   #46
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #47
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Bob Dole went to a high school state championship game there in 1999. The good guys were up 34-0 at the half and Bob Dole yelled at the loser fans across the field so loud that it echoed.

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Old 11-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #48
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Seriously? I've been in Houston since 1995....

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Old 11-07-2013, 12:31 PM   #49
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There's some footage of the last two Chiefs playoff wins, including the win over the Oilers in the Astrodome, in this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxgEiPaqAlY
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:12 PM   #50
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:14 PM   #51
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The most notable thing about it was they made the roof translucent because they thought they would be able to grow natural grass inside of it. Didn't work out so well though.
I thought I had read that it grew grass just fine, it wasn't until the MLB made them darken the dome so players could see pop flies that it could no longer grow grass.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:17 PM   #52
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The Astrodome was destroyed on Sunday, January 16, 1994.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:19 PM   #53
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I thought I had read that it grew grass just fine, it wasn't until the MLB made them darken the dome so players could see pop flies that it could no longer grow grass.
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"Originally, the stadium's surface was a Tifway 419 Bermuda grass playing surface specifically bred for indoor use. The dome's ceiling contained numerous semitransparent panes made of Lucite. Players quickly complained that glare coming off of the panes made it hard for them to track fly balls. To solve the problem, two sections of panes were painted white. However, within a few months, the grass died from lack of sunlight.[16] For most of the 1965 season, the Astros played on green-painted dirt and dead grass. The clear panels also added a problem when combined with the natural grass. The grass tended to hold, then release moisture, often resulting in rain within the structure, causing games to be delayed while the grounds crews cleaned up the playing surface."
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:33 PM   #54
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"Originally, the stadium's surface was a Tifway 419 Bermuda grass playing surface specifically bred for indoor use. The dome's ceiling contained numerous semitransparent panes made of Lucite. Players quickly complained that glare coming off of the panes made it hard for them to track fly balls. To solve the problem, two sections of panes were painted white. However, within a few months, the grass died from lack of sunlight.[16] For most of the 1965 season, the Astros played on green-painted dirt and dead grass. The clear panels also added a problem when combined with the natural grass. The grass tended to hold, then release moisture, often resulting in rain within the structure, causing games to be delayed while the grounds crews cleaned up the playing surface."
Wow. Clearly a lot of thought went into that design.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #55
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:18 AM   #56
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:57 PM   #57
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Every night on the Houston local news they refer to the Astrodome as the 8th wonder of the world. Growing up in Kansas City, I have never heard this before. Was it a momentous feat in its time, or are Houstonians just full of themselves? It just looks like a shitty old stadium to me. I vaguely remember the Kingdome being a big deal, maybe in the early 90's, but they tore that down without much fuss.

You know nothing.

The Astrodome WAS the 8th wonder of the world.

But it is outdated and full of asbestos now.

But back in the day it was the best stadium in the world.

Reliant is a much better stadium but has zero character or history.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #58
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I know! It's called the ASTRO dome, but when you're inside you can't see the stars! Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?

It's for the Astro-nauts.

This is home of NASA and mission control dumb ass.

Space City.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:03 PM   #59
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Go **** YOURSELF ****HEAD! (Sorry for the profanity but you struck a nerve with me) You have NO IDEA what the Astrodome meant to those of us that grew up in Houston. It was just as symbolic to Houston as the Empire State Building was to New York or the SEARS TOWER, when it was called that was to Chicago (You might get it now). It was an architectural wonder for its day as the first ever domed stadium. It needs to be preserved as a historical building. There are far lesser buildings designated as such all over the country. Problem is it has sat for so long it's going to cost MILLIONS of $$$ to renovate. Folks from out of town who live here that don't understand its significance get to vote , as well as those who ironically don't pay taxes. They're not going to approve any public funding for it. I've always felt that they need to raise PRIVATE $$$ to turn it into something. Let the private sector take over and see what happens. What a concept...


I've had some great times in the Astrodome.

Seen some awesome concerts and motocross races, etc.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:09 PM   #60
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If you go to Reliant and look at it across the parking lot it looks small. Like you could almost fit it inside Reliant.
It's not as tall as Reliant because field level is actually 45 feet down.
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