Cops Using Ground-Penetrating Radar To Find Astrodome Time Capsule

Workers buried a time capsule at the Houston Astrodome when they broke ground over 50 years ago. The knowledge of its existence was mostly lost to history, and nobody knows exactly where it was buried. But county judge Ed Emmett is on the case, and he has the Harris County Sheriff’s bomb squad and their… » 4/18/15 3:16pm 4/18/15 3:16pm

Three Bros Explored The Abandoned Astrodome

On Reddit, user "loserfame" shares a handful of photos from early 2012, when he and two friends snuck through a gap in the fence and found themselves inside the Astrodome, which hadn't been used since 2003. Beers in hand, they took to exploring the place, from the locker rooms to the field to up on the roof. If you… » 3/22/15 11:57am 3/22/15 11:57am

Is the Long-Abandoned Astrodome Worth Saving?

When the Houston Astrodome opened in 1965, it was hailed as technological marvel, the first enclosed, air-conditioned stadium ever—and the "eighth wonder of the world," according to some Texans. By 1995, it was so dilapidated that players refused to use it. Today, it’s an abandoned shell with a different nickname:… » 9/13/13 3:43pm 9/13/13 3:43pm

What The Astrodome Looks Like After Sitting Untouched And Rotting For A…

The Eighth Wonder of the World hasn't been used since the rodeo moved next door to Reliant Stadium in 2003. There are fanciful plans for the Astrodome, still preserved in time and set up for a football game of a team that doesn't exist—luxury hotel, movie studio, etc. But for now it's still just a storage shed and a… » 4/04/12 10:30am 4/04/12 10:30am