Emmett calls Dome demo plan 'silly'
POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:14am
Judge says tearing down the vacant stadium would be a waste of a valuable taxpayer asset
Houston — 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.