Yet another study
Houston turns to Dallas to tell us what to do with the Astrodome
Let's have a contest:
If you can accurately name the number of studies Harris County has performed or commissioned on the ailing Astrodome, we'll give you the rest of the beer in the CultureMap sales department fridge.
Full disclosure: Add one to whatever number you're at in your head, because that's right — there's another one coming. Except apparently, this one *might* be the last.
And who better to dole out the final say than Dallas? That's right, the Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. has turned to Convention, Sports & Leisure (a Dallas consulting firm) to make another — and hopefully final — recommendation of what to do with the decrepit old architectural icon.
The $500,000 price tag for the study — a pittance compared to the more than $4 million Houston spends annually just to maintain the Dome — will be paid for by the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Houston Texans, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Aramark, Harris County and the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority.
Perhaps next we'll commission a study on how many studies it's going to take before we determine what to do with the damned thing. Or perhaps this final study (if it is final) will conclude, as the debt ceiling talks seemed to, with the brave decision to form a committee. A SUPER committee.