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Astrodome items up for sale on Saturday


Three days before voters decide whether to approve a referendum to convert the Houston Astrodome into a convention center, thousands of people attended a sale of Astrodome-related items on Saturday in Houston.

According to the Associated Press, the sale drew in excess of 4,000 people to the Reliant Center, which is part of the same complex that includes the Astrodome, the former home of the Houston Oilers.

Among the items for sale, per the AP, were one-foot by one-foot pieces of Astroturf.

The Oilers, who are now the Tennessee Titans, played in the Astrodome from 1968-1996. The Oilers’ last game in the dome was a 21-13 loss to Cincinnati on Dec. 15, 1996. For the record, the Oilers’ last points in the Astrodome came courtesy of a Steve McNair touchdown pass, per Pro Football Reference.

According to the Associated Press, the Astrodome could be torn down if the referendum does not pass.

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12 Responses to “Astrodome items up for sale on Saturday”
  1. stuartscottslazyeyeball says: Nov 2, 2013 1:32 PM

    They should make the Texans move there.

  2. howiefeltersnatch says: Nov 2, 2013 1:58 PM

    I have a buddy who is a concrete engineer and he said the way the Astrodome is constructed it would last over a thousand years.

  3. watchfullhose says: Nov 2, 2013 2:11 PM

    And it would never burn down because it’s filled with asbestos.

  4. shorttracknews says: Nov 2, 2013 2:54 PM

    Any items for sale from when the Bad News Bears played there?

  5. ananonymoussource says: Nov 2, 2013 3:06 PM

    Bidding on wins is expected to be fierce as there are not many.

  6. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 2, 2013 3:35 PM

    The 8th wonder of the world… 😉

  7. betterandbetterthan says: Nov 2, 2013 3:37 PM

    Concrete isn’t lasting a 1,000 years. But sure, your buddy who drives a mixer would know best.

  8. kd75 says: Nov 2, 2013 3:52 PM

    Why only 1×1 foot pieces? Make them 3×2 and they make nice welcome mats.

  9. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Nov 2, 2013 4:02 PM


  10. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 2, 2013 5:52 PM


    The Roman Coliseum and quite a few other buildings that survive from ancient times disagree with you

  11. 87hollywoodhorn says: Nov 2, 2013 6:18 PM

    way better looking than the inflatable looking travesty that is reliant

  12. paychrisjohnson28 says: Nov 2, 2013 10:50 PM

    It will forever be remembered as the home to my beloved Houston Oilers….

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