Astrodome sale and auction draws thousands of fans

November 9, 2013 by  

More than 4,000 sports and history enthusiasts waited in line inside and outside of the Reliant Center in Houston on the morning of November 2nd. Their goal was to take home a piece of Astrodome history.

A community auction of Astrodome memorabilia was available for anyone who could stump up the highest bid, and there was plenty of competition. Though the auction did not begin until 9:30 am, the first bidders arrived before 5:30 am to grab the best place in line. A smaller sale of less expensive items began at 8:00 am.

The items on sale were some ranged from a $20 piece of 12” x 12” AstroTurf to $200 for a pair stadium sets. Most on-site items sold out before the end of the sale. Afterwards, the larger, more expensive items were auctioned off to the enthusiastic crowd. Among the auction items were autographed lockers and dugout benches, and even the well-worn turnstiles that once greeted ticket holders as they entered the stadium.

The Astrodome has long been a Houston landmark and popular destination for sports fans, but it is set to be destroyed if a ballot measure proposing its conversion to a convention center fails to pass.

An auction of memorabilia from a popular sports stadium is sure to draw crowds, so it is important to have the right informative materials on hand. A local catalog printing company can produce high-quality sale and auction publications providing fans with all they need to know before they even enter the room.