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Norg
12-29-2009, 12:25 PM
Should we destory the Astrodome

and turn it into like a Sports bar and grill / Fun zone / a place were we like keep Texans Hall of fame and history stuff

Ole Miss Texan
12-29-2009, 12:34 PM
I think it'd be cool if they convert it into a multi-use complex. A Sports Hall of Fame thing like you mentioned plus shops, restaurants/sports bars, and apartments too (rent or own or some for hotel type use). That'd be cool but probably wouldn't be cost-productive.

HOU-TEX
12-29-2009, 12:35 PM
Turn it into a skate park. :worldpeace:

Cjeremy635
12-29-2009, 12:36 PM
I was for the idea of turning it into a hotel/casino. I think that would have been awesome and add some much needed business/tourism to our city. I'm tired of everyone going to Louisiana and throwing there money away. I'd much rather see them go broke here. :shades:

HOU-TEX
12-29-2009, 12:42 PM
I was for the idea of turning it into a hotel/casino. I think that would have been awesome and add some much needed business/tourism to our city. I'm tired of everyone going to Louisiana and throwing there money away. I'd much rather see them go broke here. :shades:

How about making it a lake, completely stocked with bass, perch, catfish, crape, etc? That'd be freakin awesome!

Texan_Bill
12-29-2009, 12:44 PM
Turn it into the world's largest gentlemen's establishment. :worm:

BIG TORO
12-29-2009, 12:49 PM
How about making it a lake, completely stocked with bass, perch, catfish, crape, etc? That'd be freakin awesome!

Or a forrest with white tail deer and built in deer stands!!!

El Tejano
12-29-2009, 12:49 PM
Turn it into a place where all the people who show up late to the game have to go to watch on TV.

BIG TORO
12-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Seriously what ever we did with it, it should be something that makes Houston stand out, and makes the texans home a one of a kind football experience! Since we are the number one tailgate in the NFL maybe it should be tailgate related like a Huge Tailgate party for all who dont have there own tailgate partys Like a mardi gras or state fair every sunday!

Thorn
12-29-2009, 01:00 PM
Turn it into a UFO landing site, thus generating intergalatic revenue. :)

HJam72
12-29-2009, 01:00 PM
Turn it into the world's largest gentlemen's establishment. :worm:

Genious!!!

Ryan
12-29-2009, 01:02 PM
Let the SOB fall into ruins. Nothing but bad voodoo in that place.

BIG TORO
12-29-2009, 01:03 PM
Turn it into the world's largest gentlemen's establishment. :worm:

That would be alot of boobs insurance would be expensive "fear of drowning"

infantrycak
12-29-2009, 01:04 PM
Turn it into the world's largest gentlemen's establishment. :worm:

A whole new meaning to tailgaiting.

TexansFanatic
12-29-2009, 01:18 PM
Turn it into the world's largest gentlemen's establishment. :worm:

Now you're talking!

Vinnie
12-29-2009, 01:22 PM
Turn it into the world's largest gentlemen's establishment. :worm:

I like the way you think!

Kaiser Toro
12-29-2009, 01:37 PM
AstroChurch with a Creationist Amusement Park would be hot.

Pollardized
12-29-2009, 01:37 PM
Turn it into the world's largest gentlemen's establishment. :worm:

It could be called "The ASStrodome"

LonerATO
12-29-2009, 01:41 PM
I think it'd be cool if they convert it into a multi-use complex. A Sports Hall of Fame thing like you mentioned plus shops, restaurants/sports bars, and apartments too (rent or own or some for hotel type use). That'd be cool but probably wouldn't be cost-productive.

I so agree with this and I was thinking about that forever. One could walk back into the dome and remember all of the good or bad times in there.

GuerillaBlack
12-29-2009, 01:44 PM
Should we destory the Astrodome

and turn it into like a Sports bar and grill / Fun zone / a place were we like keep Texans Hall of fame and history stuff

It's already being turned into a movie studio: http://www.astrodomestudios.net/

Yankee_In_TX
12-29-2009, 01:48 PM
Turn it into a place where all the people who show up late to the game have to go to watch on TV.

must spread rep

Yankee_In_TX
12-29-2009, 01:51 PM
It's already being turned into a movie studio: http://www.astrodomestudios.net/

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!


Proposal to Turn Astrodome into A Movie Studio Close to Being a Done Deal Say Insiders
....
It's all up to the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation and the Commissioners Court, which has not confirmed their final decision. Today, they say the Astrodome Studios proposal is just one of several being considered. Other plans include turning the dome into a hotel or a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Institute.


http://www.39online.com/news/local/kiah-astrodome-studios-story,0,151069.story

We all know how this story ends.

El Tejano
12-29-2009, 02:03 PM
Let the SOB fall into ruins. Nothing but bad voodoo in that place.

That was going to be my next post.

Scooter
12-29-2009, 02:07 PM
i dont care what we do with it, just dont tear it down. watching astroworld go, and seeing landmark stadiums get demolished around the nation just hurts. it's going to take more money than anyone wants to spend to accomplish anything with the dome, but it's just plain wrong to me to parking lot what was once a modern wonder of the world in our home town.

Drew_Smoke
12-29-2009, 02:33 PM
It not becoming a hotel/casino is foolish. I hate going to La.

Pollardized
12-29-2009, 02:34 PM
i dont care what we do with it, just dont tear it down. watching astroworld go, and seeing landmark stadiums get demolished around the nation just hurts. it's going to take more money than anyone wants to spend to accomplish anything with the dome, but it's just plain wrong to me to parking lot what was once a modern wonder of the world in our home town.

Well said. Change sucks. :hides:

Ryan
12-29-2009, 02:36 PM
must spread rep

i got him for you earlier.

Pollardized
12-29-2009, 02:36 PM
Turn it into the world's largest gentlemen's establishment. :worm:

If you build it they will come...

ObsiWan
12-29-2009, 02:41 PM
Turn it into the world's largest gentlemen's establishment. :worm:

Okay, quick show of hands from those who just knew Texan_Bill's suggestion would be along these lines....
:fingergun:

Texan_Bill
12-29-2009, 02:43 PM
http://www.heritage-print.com/image/muhammad-ali-versus-ernie-terrell-houston-astrodome-texas-usa-6-february-1967-_1284986.jpg
http://30daysout.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/elvis_01.jpg
http://images.chron.com/blogs/cougars/SI.jpg
http://images.chron.com/blogs/bayoucityhistory/uh-ucla.jpg
http://blackathlete.net/artman2/uploads/1/billyjeanking_bobbyriggs.jpg
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.Evel Knievel Houston Astrodome (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRvIIus3rcs)

brakos82
12-29-2009, 02:43 PM
It could be called "The ASStrodome"

If you build it they will come...

You're full of it today. :lol:

gary
12-29-2009, 02:47 PM
Turn it into a strip club.

Pollardized
12-29-2009, 02:48 PM
You're full of it today. :lol:

As the King liked to say (probably when he was in The Dome): "Thank ya, thank ya very much."

Pollardized
12-29-2009, 02:49 PM
Turn it into a strip club.

uhhhhhhhhhhhhh, does Gary have computer-lag?:thinking:

Texan_Bill
12-29-2009, 02:50 PM
$2,000,000.00 score board / pinall machinehttp://www.fortworthunited.com/images/History/SaturdayApril20-1968-AstrodomeScoreboard.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/490679676_1dbaf3d8f6.jpg

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0804/mlb.3000.strikeouts/images/ryan.jpg

http://texassportsimage.smugmug.com/photos/391383707_crmVv-M-1.jpg

http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/JqAh124_JVw/hqdefault.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/25/41270291_89394c98af.jpg

Pollardized
12-29-2009, 02:52 PM
This song always reminds me of The Dome for some reason...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fxQBraRAz8

Texan_Bill
12-29-2009, 02:53 PM
Turn it into the world's largest gentlemen's establishment. :worm:

Turn it into a strip club.

I've taught you well young grasshopper.

gary
12-29-2009, 02:54 PM
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh, does Gary have computer-lag?:thinking:This might sound silly. What is this?

hookinreds
12-29-2009, 02:56 PM
This song always reminds me of The Dome for some reason...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fxQBraRAz8

Blondie's "heart of glass" always seemed to be playing when I was in the dome.

gary
12-29-2009, 02:57 PM
I've taught you well young grasshopper.Only open during work hours......

Pollardized
12-29-2009, 02:57 PM
This might sound silly. What is this?

New word I made up. Kind of like jet lag maybe?

I was being a smart-azz because Texan_Bill had already offered such a fine use for this building....

Texan_Bill
12-29-2009, 03:02 PM
Not one of his better performances but I saw it about a month or so before I graduated HS.
http://www.astroland.net/srv41085.jpg

Johnny Reb was in the house.
http://www.dkco.com/images/johnreb.jpg

Damn, those last few posts were like a snap shot of my life.

Texan_Bill
12-29-2009, 03:03 PM
Okay, quick show of hands from those who just knew Texan_Bill's suggestion would be along these lines....
:fingergun:

:foottap:

imatexan
12-29-2009, 03:04 PM
It's already being turned into a movie studio: http://www.astrodomestudios.net/

It MAY be turned into that.

Just like all the other things MAY have opened, but they didn't.

I would be fine with it becoming a studio but it would be cooler for it to be something sports/hotel/entertainment related.

Big Lou
12-29-2009, 03:04 PM
Turn it into a UFO landing site, thus generating intergalatic revenue. :)

Would that be subject to the leagues revenue sharing???


Also be careful if that happens we may lose games to places London, and Alpha Centuri. Can you imagine the the jet lag effect on players traveling light years, but I digress........

Showtime100
12-29-2009, 03:28 PM
First thing they might want to check is see how many Katrina refugees are still there. :gamer:

BIG TORO
12-29-2009, 04:04 PM
First thing they might want to check is see how many Katrina refugees are still there. :gamer:

lol! that was funny!!!!!!! Thats why the saints have a full stadium every sunday

Txn_in_FL
12-29-2009, 04:10 PM
Blow the thing up.

And DO NOT sell the seats to the fans like some stadiums do before the end. Every bit of bad energy needs to be exorcised from the area. If they sell the seats then there will be pieces of that damn place all over the country.

While I have great memories of going to the Dome the damn thing is a Church dedicated to the worshipping of bad karma. For some reason I feel like a dark cloud will be lifted from the city once it is finally gone.

I take back the seat thing though. One can be saved and it should be taken and buried under the 50 yard line up titan land.

Pollardized
12-29-2009, 04:15 PM
lol! that was funny!!!!!!! Thats why the saints have a full stadium every sunday


Man I paid for this seat...

http://misterirrelevant.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/saints-fan.gif

Silver Oak
01-01-2010, 06:41 PM
permanent housing for future Louisiana hurricane refugees.

we could name it Bill White Memorial Housing.

awtysst
01-01-2010, 09:52 PM
Lets tear it down and then put in non tail gate parking for fans that just want to park their car. This way fans can choose to opt for a tale gate option(the current color parking lots) or a general non tale gating. The general lot would be like the old dome lots: first come first serve cash lots rather than the pre paid passes.

I remember I attended a game a few years ago and did not have a pre paid pass. We had to park in some random place and then walk several blocks. If the Texans organization built a reasonable priced lot (say $7 to park) they would make a ton of money.

I mean seriously, if you don't have a parking pass where are you supposed to park?

Brando
01-01-2010, 11:06 PM
Take the roof off, put in a big HDTV cube and make it the biggest tailgating experience ever. The 9th Wonder of the World.:fingergun:

Hervoyel
01-02-2010, 12:35 AM
If the county/city/Texans/etc really wanted to do anything with the Astrodome they would have done it by now. I've accepted that the building will be allowed to sit there until some random required repair is needed whereupon the county will proclaim that nobody came up with a good idea for the facility and now it's too expensive not to tear down. Their hands will be tied (bullshit, bullshit, harrumph, harrumph).

I don't even care at this point. I love that building and two chimps with a case of beer could come up with a better use for it than anything the county has considered but if they're just going to dick around until a suitable amount of time has passed and then pretend like nobody cared enough so they have to knock it down then I'd rather they just go ahead and do it now.

4Texans
01-02-2010, 10:14 AM
It's probably going to end up being torn down. It's too expensive to bring it back up to code now. It will never be any kind of entertainment or Hotel complex because it would take money out of the Texans and HLSR pockets. Those two would never get on board with that type of plan, unless they were getting a good portion of the income.

Texan4Ever
01-02-2010, 12:33 PM
I'd raise hell if Houston City Council decided to tear the Astrodome down. My first Astros game I went to in 98' was there against the Expos and I want to take my kids (in the future of course) there to show them the stadium.

Not to mention, my religous organaiztion uses that place for cultural events and festivals, I would hate to see it torn down :(

billybob
01-02-2010, 01:57 PM
THey should put a giant statue of Bud Adams on the 50 yard line and make it his shrine.

CloakNNNdagger
01-02-2010, 11:33 PM
We the tax payers still owe about $25 million on the dome. It has lost its certificate of occupancy due to extreme disrepair. We the taxpayers have already had to shell out millions of dollars for fire and other code violations, just so that it would not have to be torn down. General (minimal) maintenance costs us the taxpayers about $3 million dollars every year it remains standing. Just to bring it up to full code without formal occupancy, it will cost us tens of millions........BEFORE any entity entertains reconstruction for another use. As the procrastination to "resurrect" or demolish continues and the structure continues to deteriorate, it will turn Harris County into just one big Gentleman's Club and La Bare establishments, as all of us taxpayers will be stripped bare by the time the dome sings its last swan song.

steelbtexan
01-03-2010, 12:10 AM
To bad the rodeo and McNair wont let private industry turn it into something that would be a drawing card for the city of Houston.

Houston needs a drawing card like the river walk in San Antonio.

Battle Red Flash
01-04-2010, 03:05 PM
Should we destory the Astrodome

and turn it into like a Sports bar and grill / Fun zone / a place were we like keep Texans Hall of fame and history stuff

Tear it down, yes.
And send a team of planners to Glendale Arizona to see what they built near the stadium and copy that. Shops, restaraunts, music, booze. It was great.

Double Barrel
01-04-2010, 05:30 PM
Not one of his better performances but I saw it about a month or so before I graduated HS.
http://www.astroland.net/srv41085.jpg

Is it true that he got booed by the crowd at this performance? I read that fairly recently and, if true, just makes me thinks bad things about some Houston sports fans.

Lets tear it down and then put in non tail gate parking for fans that just want to park their car. This way fans can choose to opt for a tale gate option(the current color parking lots) or a general non tale gating. The general lot would be like the old dome lots: first come first serve cash lots rather than the pre paid passes.

I remember I attended a game a few years ago and did not have a pre paid pass. We had to park in some random place and then walk several blocks. If the Texans organization built a reasonable priced lot (say $7 to park) they would make a ton of money.

I mean seriously, if you don't have a parking pass where are you supposed to park?

LOL!!!!!1!!! lol:

I could have swore I just read a proposal for $7 parking at Reliant Stadium!!

You might want to put a "1" or "2" in front of that 7 to make it a realistic proposal. :shades:

THey should put a giant statue of Bud Adams on the 50 yard line and make it his shrine.

Only if we build a big tower right over that statue. On the side of the tower would be stairs, and at the top, a hole. And right on top of that hole, a toilet.

If you charged each visitor a $1, you could probably have enough to renovate the 'dome while paying off the remaining debt. Heck, I know I'd be good for $50 (and that's just the first day that it's open!).

Tear it down, yes.
And send a team of planners to Glendale Arizona to see what they built near the stadium and copy that. Shops, restaraunts, music, booze. It was great.

I agree with this idea. Make it a tourist destination so the train to nowhere finally has a purpose.

Texan_Bill
01-04-2010, 05:59 PM
Is it true that he got booed by the crowd at this performance? I read that fairly recently and, if true, just makes me thinks bad things about some Houston sports fans.

Unfortunately it wasn't one of his better performances. It was during his heavy drug days (putting cocaine in his coffee type stuff, drug days). Although there were some boos, it was more of a smattering.

However, all was not well in Stevie's personal life. He had continued with his addiction to drugs and alcohol, and this began to catch up with him. On opening day of the National League baseball season at the Houston Astrodome in 1985, Stevie played "The Star Spangled Banner," however he was booed by the crowd for the pitiful slide work on the song.


From this site: Rockphyles - SRV (http://www.rockphiles.com/rp_artist.php?act_id=1)

Also: Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Star Spangled Banner" - 4-19-85 - Houston, TX
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnyvPZSvLW8) (although poor sound quality, you can hear the smattering of boos).

Double Barrel
01-04-2010, 06:05 PM
Unfortunately it wasn't one of his better performances. It was during his heavy drug days (putting cocaine in his coffee type stuff, drug days). Although there were some boos, it was more of a smattering.

From this site: Rockphyles - SRV (http://www.rockphiles.com/rp_artist.php?act_id=1)

Also: Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Star Spangled Banner" - 4-19-85 - Houston, TX
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnyvPZSvLW8) (although poor sound quality, you can hear the smattering of boos).

Thanks for the background. The article I mentioned was heavy on hyperbole, so they were acting like 30,000 fans were booing him. It's good hearing it from somebody that was actually in attendance.

Of course, nobody know then what a legend they were seeing that day. He could fill the 'dome with fans now.

Texan_Bill
01-04-2010, 06:12 PM
Thanks for the background. The article I mentioned was heavy on hyperbole, so they were acting like 30,000 fans were booing him. It's good hearing it from somebody that was actually in attendance.

Of course, nobody know then what a legend they were seeing that day. He could fill the 'dome with fans now.

No, it was nothing like that. I hate how people change history.

:secret: I already knew he was going to be a legend since the first time my best friend's father took us to see him play live at Antones in Austin and later that year Fitzgeralds.

http://dirtypool.be/memorabilia/026.JPG

:)

Double Barrel
01-04-2010, 06:47 PM
Awesome poster, man! When my band played Fiztgeralds many years ago (after SRV had passed), I felt honored every time I played upstairs on the big stage because Stevie had played on that very same spot many times. Just knowing that he walked that dressing room and roamed that stage gave me goose bumps every single time.

I've got a SRV/Double Trouble poster from one of his gigs at Gilley's in Pasadena. It looks a lot like that one, but I think it's yellow instead of blue.

Texan_Bill
01-04-2010, 06:53 PM
Awesome poster, man! When my band played Fiztgeralds many years ago (after SRV had passed), I felt honored every time I played upstairs on the big stage because Stevie had played on that very same spot many times. Just knowing that he walked that dressing room and roamed that stage gave me goose bumps every single time.

I've got a SRV/Double Trouble poster from one of his gigs at Gilley's in Pasadena. It looks a lot like that one, but I think it's yellow instead of blue.

Awesome!! What a rush that must've been!! Not to menion legends like Etta James or James Brown having played there. Man, I can't even imagine.

My two favorite SRV shows were at the Music Hall and one New Years Eve party at the Astro Arena.

Double Barrel
01-04-2010, 07:04 PM
Awesome!! What a rush that must've been!! Not to menion legends like Etta James or James Brown having played there. Man, I can't even imagine.

My two favorite SRV shows were at the Music Hall and one New Years Eve party at the Astro Arena.

I forgot about The Godfather of Soul! Friggin' sweet! (ZZ Top, too!)

I never got the chance to see SRV live. I hate that, because he's one of my all-time favorite guitarists, and he was semi-local. Very cool that you got to see him multiple times, though. :thumbup

TheBigpaki
01-05-2010, 07:00 AM
They should turn it into a HUGE parking garage, and have a walkway connected to the upper levels of Reliant Stadium