Astrodome considers selling more stadium seats
HOUSTON - A Texas-based sports corporation says it's considering selling more original stadium seats from the Houston Astrodome.
The Houston Chronicle reports that the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. made $1.5 million from a yard sale and two online auctions. Almost 7,000 pairs of the red, orange, blue and yellow dome seats were purchased. Other sports memorabilia, such as autographed dugout benches, lockers, turnstiles, swatches of Astroturf, employee uniforms and koozies, were also sold.
Mark Miller, general manager of NRG Park, says about 4,000 pairs of sellable seats remain. They're currently being stored in the stadium's basement.
The future of the Astrodome is still unclear, but it's being considered for protected landmark status or redevelopment. It's been closed since 2009.
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