It is a "no brainer"...spend $136+ Million to demolish, plus the cost of public money to build something new VS. www.astrodomestudios.net bringing a new industry to Houston, 10,000+ new jobs and $100's of Millions of dollars in out of state investment in motion picture production projects and $150 Million in PRIVATE funding to redevelop the Astrodome as a Master Planned Major Motion Picture Studio Complex.
It is funded completely separately from the 1.3billion price tag estimated to cover the county's hoped for renovations of Reliant Park as a whole. It is also does not effect, nor is effected by, those potential larger plans. In fact, Harris County's Master Plan 2 & 3, are incredible plans, that funding aside, would be AMAZING for Houston & Texas' economy and image, and entertainment and production industry!
Astrodome Studios - It's the right thing to do with the Astrodome and works well for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Houston Texans as new sustainable revenue sources for both and raises the profile of Houston nationally and internationally.