Auction to feature mementos from Houston Astrodome
An auction will be held Saturday at Reliant Center, adjacent to the aging and dilapidated Astrodome, for anyone wanting a memento from the stadium once dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world.”
A square-foot of turf will cost $20, a pair of seats goes for $200 and a turnstile will cost more. The Houston Chronicle reports that higher-priced items include dugout benches, on-deck circles and possibly sand from the mound once patrolled by Astros pitchers.
Proceeds will go toward the Astrodome renovation project.
Harris County voters will decide Nov. 5 whether to approve a referendum authorizing up to $217 million to turn the stadium into a convention center and exhibition space.
Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com
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