Houston, United States

Astrodome in Houston (Texas, USA) - stadium, the dome

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Houston, Texas, USA

Date of build

April 12, 1965 - date of opening

  • Other building names: Harris County Domed Stadium
  • Building type: Stadium, Dome
  • Architectural style: Modern
  • Material: Concrete, steel
  • Cost: 35 million dollars
  • Height: 63 meters
    how many meters have AstrodomeScale
  • Area: Ok. 9 acres
  • Architect: Walter P. MooreLockwood, Andrews and NewmanJohn G. TurneyRobert J. Cummins Office
Astrodome description and facts:

The stadium is 216 meters in diameter and has a capacity of 62 439 seats.

For stadium lighting you need as much electricity as it would be enough for lighting a city of 9,000 inhabitants. However, the fan placed in the center of the dome processes about 762,000 cubic meters of air per minute.

Astrodome was the first stadium in the world with a roof placed directly above the pitch.

After the collapse of the stadium in 1989, it was rebuilt for $ 60 million, additional ramps and places were added.

June 15, 1976 the match was interrupted due to flooding the pitch. On April 28, 1965, Lindsey Nelson commented on a match from a gondola placed on top of the dome.

On the field there is plastic grass, which was later named Astroruf.

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14 years ago
Seattle i ta piekna budowla tower of columbia, ze tez nikt na to nie wpadl...
Marko from Tychy
Marko from Tychy
15 years ago
Czyzby Los Angeles (California)?
15 years ago
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Japanese Girl
Japanese Girl
16 years ago
here to my site baby... u can look other site with this article... and don't forget... i will comment the WTC twin tower is very GILO PANTEK SI TING KONTOL PEPEK PADEK
oi lu kontol atau pepek
oi lu kontol atau pepek
16 years ago
Kontol lu pade, kayak pepek bahasanya, susah dimengerti, pake bahasa inggris dong kali - kali! dasar kontol, kalempong
17 years ago
chętnie bym na takim pograła w gałę z kumplami:)
17 years ago
kopoła jest świetna ale Polskę niestety nie stć na wybudowanie takiej samej lub podobnej u nas w kraju
17 years ago
niestety nie zbuduja takowego..z kilku przyczyn..brak funduszy. druzyny godnej grac na takim obiekcie i ludzi ktorzy by przychodzili na mecz;p bo 60 tys ludzi to za duzo jak na polskie realia
17 years ago
mogliby zbuować taki w polsce

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