Introducing the Astrodome/NotGraphs Restoration Project

People are doing whatever they can to preserve the Astrodome. But a simple exhibition hall is too menial a destiny for such an iconic building. We can do better. And with your generous donations, we WILL do better. Crack open those wallets, nerds. Let’s make this happen.


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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.

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  1. Yokel says:

    If we do raise the $200 million goal, can’t you at least afford a PS4 instead of a PS3?

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  2. gnomez says:


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  3. Don Zimmer's jowl sweat says:

    Three simple words: corporate naming rights. Just convince a large corporation to sign a 25 year naming contract, thereby only leaving 175 million left to raise.

    Next, look for taxpayer funding. Convince the city and state why NotGraphs is a vital part of the community, and will pump in many dollars in addition revenues for the economy. You could use the argument that this renovation is significantly cheaper and more environmentally friendly than building an all new 50,000 seat major league stadium office. Don’t be afraid to use the threat of moving your NotGraphs team elsewhere.

    If all else fails, try doing The Loria: promise the public a dramatic increase in NotGraphs payroll, then after one year, scale back to current, probably near-minimum wage levels.

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  4. Canucklesndwch says:

    The Silverdome went for ~$580,000…

    C’mon Temple – lowball ’em!

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