The Eighth Wonder of the World
The Astrodome debuted in 1965 as the first of its kind. The first fully-enclosed sports stadium and first air-conditioned event venue of its size seated over 70,000 fans with enough space to include an indoor chapel and bowling alley. The Harris County Domed Stadium was the first fully-integrated public sports and entertainment venue in Houston. For nearly forty years, the iconic structure played host to sporting events, conventions, and concerts. From kings, even Elvis himself, and presidents to football and rodeo, the Astrodome has seen it all. The future of the Astrodome is bright. Harris County Commissioners Court has recently begun the architecture and design phase of a redevelopment plan that will revitalize the “Dome” to set the stage for many more historic moments.