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I hated to see the Astros ever leave the Dome. To me, it was a much better stadium!
I agree. I saw 3 games in that dome and I remember always thinking that the ball was going to hit the top of the dome. Good times with my old man.
 

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I didn't see the first game but one the first year. It was hard to watch the game just admiring all the sites. What a place!! :question:
 

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I went to a lot of games there! Only a few in the Minute Maid Park. It looked to rinky dink compared to the Dome!
 

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Not too many things take my breath away...but I remember my first trip to the Dome the first year it opened and I was stunned.. Most amazing thing I had ever seen. Had the priviledge of seeing Judge Hofheinz' suite up there as well.. I could have spent a week in there and never seen it all...

Sure will be a shame when the old girl crumbles...
 

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The present state of the dome is a perfect example of no-decsion is worse than any decision.
 

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Betcha the Texas Medical Center Inc..would pick up the demo fees for the ownership..or just use of the land. They have outgrown all their space now...and have the finances to handle it without a worry....
 

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IMO- I wish they would of and could of maintained it years ago and we wouldn't have this problem. Something as fantastic as it was and it could of been another Wrigley Field, old Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park. But as usual money talks! sad4sm
 

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Heard talk that Mont is planning to revamp it into a Greenie Redemption Center!

I am hoping it is big enough.
 

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Impressive in it's day but Reliant Stadium and Minute Maid Park are about as nice as it gets for football and baseball. The Dome was never a first class venue except for the Rodeo. It was an awesome attraction and changed stadiums to an indoor option forever. It could have been fixed up but why? It is a dog sitting next to Reliant. It was dolled up for baseball All Star game as nice as I had ever seen it I think in 1980. The Superdome in NOLA is very nice now and not long ago was a total junker. Reliant is a better place to see a game though. I have been to the Dome hundreds of times.
Hard to pay for maintaining an eyesore that they are never going to fix up. I do have many great memories of the place. I followed the perennial loser Astros sprinkled in with some good and exciting years.
 

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They should have converted it into a casino like they were thinking of many years ago. Excellent location to stop the Texas cash from going to Louisiana. It could be worse. Here in San Antonio we have the AlamoDome that has failed miserably at it's task. It sits empty with the occasional football game or home and garden show.
 
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