Here’s yet another demonstration that Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation really truly wants to trash the Astrodome if November 5th’s bond election doesn’t go its way: According to teevee reporter Ryan Korsgard, seats, concession equipment, AstroTurf squares, and a whole bunch of other pieces that can be extracted from the Dome’s dusty interior will be put on sale 3 days before the voting is completed — on November 2nd. The corporation, which has been carefully guarding all that rotting sports memorabilia for more than a dozen years, still hasn’t yet decided whether to sell the items in an auction or outright, however.
A baseball collector from Clear Lake who invites Korsgard to sit in bleacher pieces from various lost stadiums arrayed in his Clear Lake home claims an Astrodome seat could go for $250 to $300 each. If there’s truly enough demand for fold-up orange seating in local living rooms (Houston-proud interior designers, prepare your sketches!) at those prices, the sales event might end up generating a significant amount of cash. That could help support the Astrodome’s transformation into a convention-center space — or pay a portion of the bill for its dynamiting.
Images: Candace Garcia (Astrodome interior); Harris County Sports and Convention Corp (New Dome Experience)