Proposed Astrodome Options

Dallas-based consulting group CSL International has a plan to save the aging Reliant Astrodome in Houston and bring new business to the city.

The 60,000-capacity domed baseball stadium formerly hosted top musicians as well as housed Hurricane Katrina refugees in 2005 but hasn’t been used since 2008.

The $270 million redevelopment proposal presented by CSL reps to Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. staff would keep the facility’s structure intact and reconfigure it to add 300,000 square feet of space for trade shows, sports, concerts and other events along with necessary upgrades.

Other options include leaving the building as is, demolishing it and building an outdoor plaza or constructing a massive complex featuring a luxury hotel.

CSL also proposed building a $385 million facility to replace the 8,000-capacity Reliant Arena, according to the Dallas Business Journal.

Harris County Commissioner’s Court is scheduled to discuss the proposals at a June 26 capital projects meeting.