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Harris County Officials Approve Astrodome Refurb Plan

HOUSTON (CelebrityAccess) — Harris County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the first phase of a $105 million proposal for a revitalization of the Houston Astrodome.

The two phase plan would see the stadium turned into a mixture of parking spaces, retail and hospitality offerings and an event space and take between three to five years to complete, the Houston Chronicle said.

Other plans that had been floated, such as $217 million proposal to renovate the site as an arena, found little support among local voters, the Chronicle said.

According to the Chronicle, the plan includes provisions for a 1,400 parking spaces, 550,000 square feet at the dome’s core devoted to retail and hospitality and a 240,000 square foot indoor park or event space. – Staff Writers