Astrodome Deadline Set

By Nick Giovanni, Sports Reporter, ngiovanni@Kprc.com
Published On: Apr 17 2013 07:36:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 17 2013 07:49:04 PM CDT

April 17, 2013: Now sitting in the shadows of Reliant Stadium, the Astrodome regained a share of the spotlight Wednesday when the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation's Board of Directors met to revisit the "Eighth Wonder of the World". Nick Giovani reports.

HOUSTON -

Now sitting in the shadows of Reliant Stadium, the Astrodome regained a share of the spotlight Wednesday when the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation's Board of Directors met to revisit the "Eighth Wonder of the World".

"One of the things we want to do is put ourselves on a schedule," said Board Chairman Edgar Colon.

Deemed a facility unfit for occupancy since 2009, the board set a deadline of June 10th for private groups to submit completed proposals of what to do with the dome.

"What is your idea? What's the feasibility?" said Colon. "But also, what are the funding mechanisms?"

Based on the private proposals received, as well as the board's own findings, the HCSCC then plans to make a recommendation to the Harris County Commissioners Court June 25th.

"You get as many ideas as there are people in the room," said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. "We need to narrow that so the public knows where we're going."

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