Sign Petition

Save Our Astrodome!

Greater Houston Preservation Alliance
Greater Houston Preservation Alliance
3,660 Signatures Goal: 5,000

PLEASE NOTE: You are not required to make a donation to iPetitions in order for your signature to be recorded. --- Harris County Commissioners Court will soon be deciding the future of the Astrodome. A wide majority of Houstonians have expressed their support for saving the world\'s first enclosed, climate-controlled stadium. The Houston Texans and Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo have publicly announced they support preserving the Dome, but oppose the current redevelopment plan. The Astrodome is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and any privately funded project will include federal preservation tax credits, so the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and National Park Service (NPS) will be play integral roles in the planning process. THC has stated that any proposal must preserve the building\'s historic integrity by retaining the Dome\'s interior volume and respecting the original baseball field configuration. The stadium\'s exterior should also be restored to its 1965 appearance. By signing this petition, you state that you support efforts to preserve the Astrodome as an important part of Houston\'s, and America\'s, history. This petition will be delivered to Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and members of the Harris County Commissioners Court; Robert McNair, founder, chairman and CEO of the Houston Texans; Paul Somerville, chairman of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo; Janis Schmees, executive director of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority; and Willie Loston, executive director of the Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. Remember, your tax dollars built and maintain the Astrodome. You should have a say in the stadium\'s future. Remind our public officials that we own the Dome. GHPA will not use the information you submit in this petition to contact you and will not share your information with any other party or agency. Remember, you need not make a donation to iPetitions in order for your signature to be recorded.

Sponsor

This petition is sponsored by Greater Houston Preservation Alliance. http://www.ghpa.org

Links

Building Big Databank: Astrodome http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/astro.html Baseball Almanac\'s Astrodome Historical Analysis http://www.baseball-almanac.com/stadium/astrodome.shtml Astrodome Memories http://www.charlieanderson.com/astrodome.htm Ballparks.com: Astrodome http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/astrod.htm Wikipedia: Reliant Astrodome http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrodome
  • David Manriquez
    David Manriquez United States, Houston
    Feb 09, 2015
    Feb 09, 2015
    Save the Astrodome, re-build our history!
  • Carrie Lynn Osgood-Millsap
    Carrie Lynn Osgood-Millsap United States, College Station
    Jun 15, 2014
    Jun 15, 2014
    God bless!
  • Mark D
    Mark D United States, Deer Park
    Jan 04, 2014
    Jan 04, 2014
    We need to save our dome!
  • Alex Colvin
    Alex Colvin United States, Dallas
    Dec 17, 2013
    Dec 17, 2013
    My hope is that petitions like this will spur preservationist groups such as the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance and others as well as preservation-minded Houstonians toward a wider-inclusiveness of all Houstonians and that it represents a clear clarion call across Houston that the historic preservation of our cultural icons is everyone's business and concern, not just those few who more vocally advocate for it. I hope this is a first step in a new awareness and effort to support that awareness.
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Signatures

  • 3 months ago
    David Manriquez
    3 months ago
  • 5 months ago
    Sean J. V. Powers
    5 months ago
  • 9 months ago
    Rosie
    9 months ago
  • 11 months ago
    Carrie Lynn Osgood-Millsap
    11 months ago
  • 12 months ago
    Courtney Elwell
    12 months ago
  • 1 year ago
    Amy proctor United States
    1 year ago
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    Joyce Pavlicek United States
    1 year ago
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    Mark D United States
    1 year ago
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    Frank Taft United States
    1 year ago
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    Roy Sanchez United States
    1 year ago
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    Kristen king United States
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Marvin Dawson
    1 year ago
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    Stephanie Hanson
    1 year ago
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    Debby Hubert
    1 year ago
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    Adam
    1 year ago
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