The Baby Boomer eMuseum

Do You Remember Life Before...

...Domed sports stadiums?
The Houston Astrodome was the first, in 1965
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Initially, the Astrodome had natural grass. But when some of the Lucite roof panels were painted white in response to players' complaints of glare, the grass died from lack of sunlight and was replaced by AstroTurf... but the Astros played most of the 1965 season on green-painted dirt and dead grass!

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