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.