Astrodome

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The Astrodome
The Astrodome, Eighth Wonder of the World
Picture of Reliant Astrodome.JPG
Former namesThe Astrodome
Harris County Domed Stadium
Location8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas 77054 U.S.
Broke groundJanuary 3, 1962
OpenedApril 12, 1965
ClosedDecember 21, 1996 (NFL)
October 9, 1999 (MLB)
2003 (rodeo) 2004 (official)
DemolishedN/A
OwnerHarris County
OperatorAstrodome USA
SurfaceGrass (1965)
Astroturf (1966–present)
Construction cost$35 million USD
ArchitectHermon Lloyd & W.B. Morgan and Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson
Capacity62,439 Football
54,816 Baseball
TenantsHouston Oilers (NFL) 1968–1997
Houston Astros (MLB) (1965-1999)
Houston Gamblers (USFL) (1984-1985)
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (1966-2003)

The Astrodome, which was called "Reliant Astrodome", is a domed sports stadium. The Astrodome was the first of its type built. It is in Houston, Texas. It is a part of the Reliant Park complex. The building opened in 1965. At that time, it was named the Harris County Domed Stadium. It was also called the "Eighth Wonder of the World".[1]

Reliant Energy bought the right to name the building in 2000.

Hurricane Katrina[change | change source]

In August and September 2005, the Astrodome was a shelter for Hurricane Katrina Survivors.

Teams and notable events[change | change source]

Sources[change | change source]

  1. Ballparks
  2. "Mickey Mantle's NYC". Retrieved 2008-05-18.
  3. Houston Astros history - 1965 season

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 29°41′01″N 95°24′30″W / 29.68359197°N 95.40834450°W / 29.68359197; -95.40834450