(HOUSTON) – The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Houston Texans are out with a new survey on the future of the Astrodome.
They asked three different groups of people what they think about tearing it down and turning the area into a green space.
- 57 percent of voters who were questioned said they support the idea.
- 77 percent of Houston Texans season ticket holders liked it.
- 70 percent of the volunteers at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo think it’s a valid plan.
“We’re very pleased about this because it lets us know our proposal can be accepted and supported by the public,” the Rodeo’s Leroy Shafer said.
Shafer said different groups have been trying to find something to do with the Dome for 13 years and the Rodeo and Texans think demolishing it is a valid proposal at this point.
“We are heartened by the fact the general public thinks it’s a valid proposal,” he said.
Harris County commissioners would have to approve any plan affecting the future of the Dome and the Texas Historical Commission may have a say in its future as well, if it decides to give the Dome landmark status.
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