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Emmett calls Dome demo plan 'silly'

Emmett calls Dome demo plan 'silly'

POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 5:14am

Judge says tearing down the vacant stadium would be a waste of a valuable taxpayer asset

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Thursday called a proposal by the Houston Texans and the Rodeo to demolish the Astrodome and replace it with a park-like green space "a silly plan" and pleaded with members of the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston to give a repurposing of the iconic structure a second chance.

Emmett told the group that he did a "poor job" last fall of selling a $217 million plan by the Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. to turn the Dome into an events center.

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