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FILE- In this May 21, 2012 file photo, the Astrodome sits gathering dust and items for storage in Houston. A coalition of local and national preservation groups is taking its efforts to save the iconic but now shuttered Houston Astrodome to the streets. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, voters will decide whether to approve a referendum authorizing up to $217 million in bonds to turn the stadium that once hosted both baseball and football games into a giant convention center and exhibition space.(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Astrodome fate is up to voters

Yahoo NewsNovember 5, 2013

When voters in Houston head to the polls Tuesday, they could be deciding whether the shuttered Astrodome is saved or razed.

A referendum on Tuesday's ballot would authorize up to $217 million in bonds to transform the so-called "Eighth Wonder of the World" into a giant convention and event center and exhibition space. Houston-area leaders have said the stadium that was once home to professional baseball and football teams would likely be torn down if the ballot measure fails to pass. (AP)