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    The Astrodome, in 1996.

    It's been years since tickets were sold for seats at the Astrodome, but for the next few days, the seats themselves will be up for sale.

    In November, voters in Houston rejected a referendum that would have authorized $217 million in bonds to turn the Eighth Wonder of the World into a giant convention and event center.  Now, the iconic structure is facing demolition.  Earlier this week, three parking towers outside of the Astrodome were leveled.

    Reliant Park, where the Astrodome is situated, said in a statement that a weeklong online sale of 2,400 pairs of seats from the iconic stadium will start Wednesday.

    The Houston Chronicle reports the seats will sell for $200 per pair at ReliantPark.com, with a limit of four pairs per purchase. Reliant Park spokeswoman Nina Jackson said customers will have no choice of color. KHOU-TV of Houston reports the sales will be "as is."

    Buyers will have to pick up the seats Tuesday at Reliant Arena.

    Jackson said no other artifacts will be offered during the online sale.  Earlier this year, seats, astroturf and other pieces from the stadium were auctioned.