Couponing Forum - Coupon, Savings, and Deals Community  

Go Back   Couponing Forum - Coupon, Savings, and Deals Community > Community > Off Topic

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-13-2018, 10:55 PM
EgztoW42 EgztoW42 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 8,661
Default Wholesale Authentic NHL Jerseys

HOUSTON (AP) ? The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world's largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition.
The proposal includes a green space for festivals and other gatherings, a possible amphitheater and an area for sports activities. Emmett pointed to the Astrodome's upper seating levels Tuesday, saying they could be a good location for hiking, biking and fitness trails.
The rodeo and the Houston Texans have been proponents of demolishing the Astrodome, which sits next to the sleek and modern NRG Stadium, where the NFL team plays and where the rodeo is held each year.
Other proposals have included a water park and sports memorabilia museum, but none has gained much traction.
Emmett said while some people feel the structurally sound but dilapidated stadium should be demolished, he views the Astrodome as an asset that's still useful.
Emmett said he came up with the idea while on a morning walk during one of Houston's hot and humid days.
The pitch came from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official, during a news conference Tuesday on the floor of the 49-year-old county-owned building.
The world's first multipurpose domed stadium is also under consideration for a "state antiquities landmark" designation from the Texas Historical Commission that would make it more difficult to tear it down,Cheap Jerseys From China. But a decision from the commission is on hold.
"I think it's got legs," Beth Wiedower, senior field officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, said of Emmett's idea. Wiedower's organization has been one of various groups that have been working to save the Astrodome from the wrecking ball. Wiedower said she is not aware of any other indoor park on the scale that Harris County is proposing.
The stadium's most prominent use in recent years was as a shelter for Louisiana residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The National Park Service added the Astrodome to its National Register of Historic Places in January,Wholesale Cheap Jerseys.
"Before we just toss it on the trash heap,Cheap Soccer Jerseys Free Shipping, we need to take a look at what people in our community need," he said.
Emmett's idea comes after a $66 million proposal by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was unveiled last month that calls for destroying the structure to make way for green space and a 25,000-square-foot replica of the stadium that would house an Astrodome hall of fame.
It's not in any immediate danger of being demolished after voters last year didn't authorize $217 million in bonds to turn it into a multipurpose special events center,Cheap NFL Jerseys. But local officials have continued to struggle to find an alternative use.
Opened in 1965,Wholesale NFL Jerseys, the so-called Eighth Wonder of the World once housed MLB's Astros and the NFL's former Oilers but hasn't been home to a sports team since 1999 and has been closed to all events since 2009. Many of its brightly colored seats were sold to the public last year, along with the AstroTurf that once covered the floor.
Emmett did not offer a firm funding plan or a cost estimate for his indoor park proposal, though he suggested creating private-public partnerships to pay for it.
A detailed proposal on the indoor park idea could be presented by the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. to Harris County commissioners, the group of local leaders who manage the county,Wholesale NFL Jerseys Authentic, within three months, officials said.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.