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Urban Land Institute Unveils Vision for NRG Astrodome
The future of Houston’s NRG Astrodome remains unclear, but strides are being made towards the repositioning of the Astrodome as a multi-use park. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently released a report that argues for the conversion of the stadium into a multi-use park that would enhance the quality of life for residents and serve as a tourist attraction.
Houston’s Astrodome to Become World’s Largest Indoor Park?
When it had opened its doors for the first time on April 9, 1965, the Astrodome was the world’s first multi-purpose domed sports stadium. On that day, the dome was celebrated by 47, 879 people, who were cheering at an exhibition match between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. Among the cheering crowd, in a private box, there sat President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird.
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