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Astrodome Mementos Headed to Auction

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    The Astrodome, in 1996.

    In the market for a couple of seats from the landmark Houston Astrodome? Or a turnstile or two?

    An auction will be held Saturday at Reliant Center, adjacent to the aging and dilapidated Astrodome, for anyone wanting a memento from the stadium once dubbed the "eighth wonder of the world."

    A square-foot of turf will cost $20, a pair of seats goes for $200 and a turnstile will cost more. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1iphIn0) that higher-priced items include dugout benches, on-deck circles and possibly sand from the mound once patrolled by Astros pitchers.

    Proceeds will go toward the Astrodome renovation project.

    Harris County voters will decide Nov. 5 whether to approve a referendum authorizing up to $217 million to turn the stadium into a convention center and exhibition space.