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Voters to decide fate of Astrodome

3 years 9 months 1 week ago August 14, 2013 Aug 14, 2013 Wednesday, August 14 2013 August 14, 2013 6:40 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

HOUSTON- What happens to the Astrodome in Houston is now up to voters in Harris County after leaders put the plan on the November ballot. Voters will decide if they want to raise $217 million to redevelop the stadium. The Astrodome was built in 1965 and was called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" since it was the first of its kind, a massive air-conditioned stadium with a roof. Its sat mostly empty since the Houston Astros baseball team left in 1999 for a newer stadium. It was pressed into service to house some evacuees of Hurricane Katrina that flooded New Orleans in 2005. The county wants to transform the facility into a venue that'll host different types of events.

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