Harris County officials discussing Astrodome plan

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by Associated Press

wfaa.com

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 11:51 AM

HOUSTON -- A plan to turn the iconic but deteriorating Houston Astrodome into a giant convention center and exhibition space is to be presented to Harris County leaders.

County commissioners in Houston will officially receive the proposal during a meeting Tuesday.

Last week, the Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. voted to recommend the project, dubbed “The New Dome Experience.”  Officials say it would cost an estimated $194 million and take about 2 ½ years to complete.

The sports board opted to go with its own plan instead of one of 19 private-sector plans submitted for its reuse.

The stadium has been vacant since 2009, when it was deemed unfit for occupancy.

It hasn’t been home to a sports team since the Houston Astros moved out in 2000.

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