Astrodome Gets Low Ball Wash

Lightning Gene

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As it edges closer to its 50th birthday next April, the Astrodome is getting a bath of sorts.

This week plans were announced to give the Astrodome, that historic bone of contention for many in the city, a serious power washing. Work should begin at the beginning of December and run until early January. It's a big structure so of course it will take a month and change for work to be completed.

The price tag on the heavy duty bath? Just around $63,800, all of which will be paid for from the proceeds of the last two Astrodome memorabilia sales, according to Joe Stinebaker, director of communications for Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.

The Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation unanimously approved the plan late Wednesday afternoon. Stinebaker says he's heard nothing but support for the scheduled cleaning.

The hope is that the work will stave off further decay along the exterior of the structure. A number of events coming up at NRG Park, including the upcoming RodeoHouston season, the NCAA Final Four in 2016, and Super Bowl LI coming the year after were named as reasons for the scrub-up.

The stadium, which opened in 1965, was the world's first domed super-stadium, but has not housed a sports team since the Astros left for Minute Maid Park after the 1999 season.

A local firm, Green Team Services, will be doing the work set to start Dec. 1 and conclude on Jan. 10 using a special "green" solution on the exterior pre-cast concrete.
 

Luis Orts

New member
Wow. Not bad, if it's only one crew out there (insert sarcasm) lol

I hope it turns to be profitable for them. I would almost bet money they outsourced the work, after seeing their website.
 

Scott D.

Member
Wow talk about throwing good money after bad. What an ugly piece of crap the astrodome is. Hopefully they're just prepping it for tear down, which should have happened years ago. Stupid Ed Emmet and his pet project.
 

Doug Rucker

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Doug Rucker

Roundtable Host 2009
Wow talk about throwing good money after bad. What an ugly piece of crap the astrodome is. Hopefully they're just prepping it for tear down, which should have happened years ago. Stupid Ed Emmet and his pet project.

lol prepping for tear down,,,thats funny. We should of bid 30K and set realistic expectations.
 
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