Sign Petition

Save Our Astrodome!

Greater Houston Preservation Alliance
Greater Houston Preservation Alliance
3,663 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
  • Stephanie Wilson
    Stephanie Wilson United States
    Apr 13, 2016
    Apr 13, 2016
    Robert Hammond is one of the 2 men responsible for saving and turning the High Line in NYC into a park and tourist attraction. It is projected to earn the city much more in property tax revenue than originally thought. Please use this and other inspiring and successful projects to refurbish the Astrodome.
  • herman koonce
    herman koonce United States, Corpus Christi
    Feb 14, 2016
    Feb 14, 2016
    It would be a big mistake to tear down. Houston beloved dome.
  • Jeffrey
    Jeffrey United States, Newport
    Sep 30, 2015
    Sep 30, 2015
    save the dome
  • David Manriquez
    David Manriquez United States, Houston
    Feb 09, 2015
    Feb 09, 2015
    Save the Astrodome, re-build our history!
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    Stephanie Wilson United States
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    herman koonce United States
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    Jeffrey United States
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    David Manriquez United States
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    Carrie Lynn Osgood-Millsap
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    Roy Sanchez United States
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