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Astrodome, Houston

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The Astrodome, also known as the Houston Astrodome, and officially named the NRG Astrodome, is the world's first multi-purpose, domed sports stadium, located in Houston, Texas, USA. It served as the second home to the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB) from its opening in 1965 until 1999, and the home to the Houston Oilers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1968 until 1996, and also the part-time home of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1971 until 1975. Additionally, the Astrodome was the primary venue of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo from 1966 until 2002. When opened, it was named the Harris County Domed Stadium and was nicknamed the "Eighth Wonder of the World".The stadium is part of the NRG Park complex that was originally known as the "Astrodomain" located in Houston's Texas Medical Center business district, and was constructed from 1962 until 1964 after being funded for $35 million by Harris County taxpayers. It received considerable renovations in 1988 that significantly expanded seating, and altered many original features. The venue regularly hosted events until it was declared non-compliant with fire code by the Houston Fire Department in 2008. Parts of it were demolished in 2013, after several years of disuse.
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  • Definitely see what you can of the world-famous Houston Astrodome! It may not be around much longer....but it was the first of its kind in the world. Get your photo taken with this structure in the ba...  read more »
  • The Astrodome was an amazing experience back in the day. It was one of sites to see in our country before it closes 
  • On April 1, 2001, I was at my 1st WrestleMania live on-site in Houston, Texas, the Legandären Astrodome! An incredible Hall and unforgettable atmosphere! With this event, the WWE put a new indoor record with 67,925 fans! Currently, the Astrodome will be renovated.
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