Take a Seat

Coveted Astrodome Seats for Sale on Monday

Own a little piece of Houston's history when Astrodome seats go up for sale next week.

By Katharine Shilcutt April 17, 2015

Each pair of seats will be $200. | Flickr user Texas.713

If you've stared enviously at the four sunshine-yellow Astrodome stadium seats inside the cozy tap room at 8th Wonder Brewery and coveted them for yourself, listen up: here comes your chance to own a few Astrodome seats of your very own.

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This Monday, April 20, NRG Stadium is selling pairs of Astrodome stadium and bleacher seats for $200 a pair. The stadium is offering the plastic-cushioned seats in several colors, the better to coordinate with your home decor: silver, red and orange. It's also selling the standard black plastic bleacher seats if you're looking to spruce up your patio.

The sale is being conducted online only (i.e., don't show up at the old Astrodome with $200 cash in hand next Monday and expect to walk away with some seats) and opens to the public at 10 a.m. on April 20. If the massive line of 25,000 Houstonians who showed up to celebrate the Astrodome's 50th birthday last week is any indication, the seats will likely sell out—even though NRG has set a limit of two pairs of seats per person.

If you're one of the lucky buyers to get some seats of your own, you'll be able to pick them up at NRG between June 11 and 13. But you'll probably want to bring a friend to help: each pair weighs about 50 pounds, and you're responsible for chunking them in the back of your vehicle and getting them back home to the mini Astrodome you've built in your man cave.

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This many people showed up for the Dome's 50th anniversary—so you'd better log on early to get your seats on Monday. | Flickr user Texas.713

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