‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ Domecoming 2018

by Ana Acosta, Managing Editor

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Residents of Houston come together for the Domecoming event taking place in the Astrodome. On its 53rd anniversary it will be the last display of the original design of the stadium before it is renovated into an event center. April 9. Photo by Magan Porter.

 

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Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner attends the Domecoming event taking place in the Astrodome on April 9. In regards to the remodeling of the stadium, Turner stated “this is a young city, we can build new without tearing down the old”. Photo by Magan Porter.

 

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Dan Pastorini, former quarterback of the Houston Oilers from 1971-1979, speaks to AT&T Sportsnet while at the Domecoming event in the Astrodome. April 9. Photo by Marcela Macias.

 

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“It is incredible to be back here today. It is still a phenomenal place to be, it is the Eighth Wonder of the World. It’s been a great ride so whatever they do next it is going to be wonderful,” Scott Boucher, who was a left-offensive guard of the Houston Oilers, on his thoughts about the future of the Astrodome while at the Domecoming event on April 9. Photo by Marcela Macias.

 

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Many Houstonians gather together to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the Astrodome before it gets remodeled into an event center. Former NFL players of the Houston Oilers and Gamblers attend the event to reminisce when they played in the stadium.  April 9. Photo by Magan Porter.

 

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The home plate used on the final game of the Houston Astros is displayed inside the Astrodome as a part of the Domecoming event that celebrates the 53rd anniversary. April 9. Photo by Marcela Macias.

 

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A small display of the famous Houston stadium is shown to fans while at the Domecoming event honoring its 53rd anniversary. April 9. Photo by Marcela Macias.

 

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Mayor Silvester Turner speaking to a Houston Astros fan while at the Domecoming event in the Astrodome stadium on April 9. Photo by Marcela Macias.

 

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Houstonians clothed in Houston Oilers jerseys and jackets while attending the Domecoming event in honor of the 53rd anniversary of the Astrodome stadium. The Houston stadium was home to the Houston Oilers and the Houston Astros. April 9. Photo by Marcela Macias.

 

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A colorful painting of Houston’s Astrodome stadium is displayed for Houstonians attending the Domecoming event. Many other memorabilias were displayed inside the dome. April 9. Photo by Marcela Macias.

 

 

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