The Eighth Wonder of the World

Billed as “The Eighth Wonder of the World” by Judge Roy Hofheinz, the 70,000-seat Astrodome, debuted in 1965 as the world’s first domed stadium. This iconic stricter served as an important sports and performance facility in Harris County for nearly forty years. While the future of NRG Astrodome is uncertain, its memories will last in the hearts of many forever.

NRG Astrodome Features

Building Features

Total square footage: 1 million sq.ft.

Dome Floor

Baseball configuration – 126,728 sq.ft. plus 14,230 (west end raised area without west end bleachers installed).

Seating Capacity

Football – 62,000
Baseball – 54,000
Concerts/Special Events – 70,000