The Houston Astrodome, nicknamed the 8th Wonder of the World, opened in 1965. It hosted the Houston Oilers, Houston Astros and Houston Univsersity Cougars during its 30-year run. Other notable events included the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match in 1973 and 1992 Republican National Convention. Note that some of the ceiling tiles were painted black to make catching fly balls easier.
This photo was originally located among the Library of Congress files.
May 18th, 2014
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