A 'Wonder' Out of Time: Future Unclear for Houston's Astrodome
- The Astrodome. Burka, Paul // Texas Monthly;Apr2006, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p96
The article cites the Astrodome in Houston as one of the places that are loved in Texas. As a baseball stadium, it had its shortcomings but there was a time when it was second only to the Alamo as the most important building in Texas. The Astrodome placed Houston on the map.
- Rip it out. King, Peter // Sports Illustrated;9/4/95, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p100
Reports on the implications of the cancellation of a football game at the Astrodome due to the damaged artificial turf. Safety hazards of artificial grass to football players; Advantages of grass; Stadiums that with real grass playing fields.
- Doomed Dome. Curtis, Gregory // Texas Monthly;Dec99, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p9
Talks about the Astrodome in Texas. Description of the dome; Why no one knows what to do with it; Reaction of Texans when the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was awarded to them in 1961; Role of Judge Roy Hofheinz in the construction of the dome.
- STADIUMS OF THE '60s. // Sports Illustrated;07/10/1967, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p30
The article describes several sports facilities in the U.S. that boast symmetrical baseball fields. These include the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, the Candlestick Park in San Francisco, the Busch Memorial Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri, the Febway Park in Boston, Massachusetts...
- EXCERPTED FROM SI August 16, 1994. Rushin, Steve // Sports Illustrated;4/6/2009, Vol. 110 Issue 14, p121
An excerpt is presented from an article on the Astrodome, the former sports facility which was the home field of the Houston Astros baseball team, published in the August 16, 1994 issue.
- Daymares in the Dome. // Time;4/16/1965, Vol. 85 Issue 16, p111
The article features the condition of Houston, Texas' new astrodome, which is the first covered, fully air-conditioned baseball stadium built by Roy Hofheinz. It highlights the game between Houston Astros against Oklahoma City farm hands which was held in the Astrodome for the first time. It is...
- GAME OVER. Holeywell, Ryan // Governing;Dec2011, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p42
The article focuses on the goal of an architecture conference to modernize the 65,000-seat famed Astrodome in Houston, Texas. It mentions that the stadium has served several purposes in the previous years including inaugural game events and as a temporary housing for displaced calamity victimes...
- Tobacco Smoke and Haze Control in the Houston Astrodome. McNall, Preston // ASHRAE Transactions;2007, Vol. 113 Issue 1, p232
The Houston Astrodome, the first large covered and air-conditioned stadium, was commissioned in the mid-1960s. It held up to 70,000 people for an event, and smoking of tobacco products was permitted. It needed innovative concepts to predict and control the haze of tobacco smoke. The engineers...
- TEXAS: Astrodome GOs Sought. Watts, Jim // Bond Buyer;9/17/2013, Vol. 385 Issue 33980, p9
The article reports that the New Dome Political Action Committee is supporting the re-development of the sports facility Reliant Astrodome in Texas which has been proposed by the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. and is in favor to issue 217 million dollars of general obligation bonds.