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Find more video and Astrodome oral histories on the Our Astrodome YouTube and at Astrodome Memories Oral Histories.

Welcome Wilson on the support structure being removed during Dome construction.

 

Find the full length Welcome Wilson interview here, part of the Astrodome Memories project.

Larry Dierker's Astrodome: The man who has been the staff ace of the Astros, a great radio analyst for the ball club and one of the winningest managers in club history, shares his memory of the first time he saw the Dome.

 

Jimmy Wynn's Astrodome: Jimmy Wynn, one of the first hitting stars in Houston Astros history, shares his memory of the venue's opening night and asks everyone to do their part to save the Astrodome.

 

Dan Lovett, who was doing sports for KTRK Channel 13 when the Dome opened, recalls some of the early memories and makes a plea to refurbish and reuse the Astrodome.

Most everyone who attended an event at the Dome or enjoyed a day at Astroworld has memories to share. We’ve filmed a variety of people recounting their favorite moments, and they will be posted here. If you have a short memory of your own that you’d like to see on this website, send us a link. If it’s appropriate, we’ll be happy to add it to our channel. The more good stories, the merrier.

We’d love to see a video of your best Astrodome memory. Create something fun, about ONE minute in length, and then send us the link.

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A man drafted into action as a vendor on the Dome’s first night.

 

A former Astros CFO recalls watching rodeo fireworks.

 

Council Member Stephen Costello recalls seeing Mike Scott’s no-hitter.

 

One Save the Dome advocate competed in Punt, Pass and Kick there.

 

Volunteering to help Katrina evacuees is a powerful memory.

 

Memories of her father working to build the Astrodome.

 

Fond rodeo memories include Elvis and the Jackson 5.

 

One way to earn a batting practice baseball.