Houstonians might be eager to snap up pieces of the Astrodome's turf and concession stands, but they weren't prepared to authorise $US217 million in bonds to preserve the ageing stadium through a redevelopment scheme that would transform it into a convention centre.
Last week, Houston voters rejected the plan, "very likely dooming it to demolition," according to The New York Times.
The decision will be put in the hands of local officials — but this seems final. RIP.
Image: Historic American Engineering Record, Library of Congress.