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It would be nice if the parking lot area between the Reliant Center entrance and the Holly Hall entrance- off Fannin St.- were to be converted into a park. Of course 2 or 3 levels of parking could be below ground- similar to the new downtown park.

It would be great to see a formal gate and plaza- beginning at the MetroRail platform- leading into the park. From the plaza, there could be covered paths going throughout the park and also leading to Reliant Stadium and Reliant Center.

Within the park there could be fountains, a pond, an amphitheater, restaurants, cafes, maybe a waterway that could course through the park- even into the Dome- particularly if a hotel is built within. This would be phase I.

Phase II would be to extend the park- from the Holly Hall entrance to the Naomi entrance.

Any thoughts?

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Yep, Imploded the Astrodome and let's move on. Take all the copper and useful materials out of the joint, strip it bare, should take about a year, then 3......2.......1.......Sayronara ! Enough free parking so everyone doesn't have to pay extra to walk a mile. I go to a game or event to relax, not to get a workout.

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Yep, Imploded the Astrodome and let's move on. Take all the copper and useful materials out of the joint, strip it bare, should take about a year, then 3......2.......1.......Sayronara ! Enough free parking so everyone doesn't have to pay extra to walk a mile. I go to a game or event to relax, not to get a workout.

If you actaully think Free parking will ever happen you have another thing coming. Parking is a huge source of revenue for Reliant Stadium. Giving away that will never happen.

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It would be nice if the parking lot area between the Reliant Center entrance and the Holly Hall entrance- off Fannin St.- were to be converted into a park. Of course 2 or 3 levels of parking could be below ground- similar to the new downtown park.

It would be great to see a formal gate and plaza- beginning at the MetroRail platform- leading into the park. From the plaza, there could be covered paths going throughout the park and also leading to Reliant Stadium and Reliant Center.

Within the park there could be fountains, a pond, an amphitheater, restaurants, cafes, maybe a waterway that could course through the park- even into the Dome- particularly if a hotel is built within. This would be phase I.

Phase II would be to extend the park- from the Holly Hall entrance to the Naomi entrance.

Any thoughts?

I like it. At the very least, they need to landscape and shade that walk from the MetroRail station, with fountains, artwork etc. along the way. They could even incorporate promotions of upcoming Reliant Park events.

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It would be nice if the parking lot area between the Reliant Center entrance and the Holly Hall entrance- off Fannin St.- were to be converted into a park. Of course 2 or 3 levels of parking could be below ground- similar to the new downtown park.

It would be great to see a formal gate and plaza- beginning at the MetroRail platform- leading into the park. From the plaza, there could be covered paths going throughout the park and also leading to Reliant Stadium and Reliant Center.

Within the park there could be fountains, a pond, an amphitheater, restaurants, cafes, maybe a waterway that could course through the park- even into the Dome- particularly if a hotel is built within. This would be phase I.

Phase II would be to extend the park- from the Holly Hall entrance to the Naomi entrance.

Any thoughts?

I think it sounds like a great idea. I'm also imagining a party there with the tailgaters to Texans NFL games. I'd really like to see the Astrodome hotel come to life, and I also think so much can be added on Reliant's surface lots if they built a parking garage or some underground parking there (but I think McNair's idea is to make Reliant Park as tailgate friendly as possible, so I can't see that happening.)

I'd like to see an Olympic-style natatorium built in Reliant Park just as planned in the 2012 bid. Regardless if we get that 2016 or not, it could still be a place for Houston's universities to compete and practice. Also, it could be used for recreation by hotel residence and such. It could be paid for by having Reliant and each of the universities pitching in.

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If it was that easy Astroworld would still be around. Free parking! Ha!

I apologize, I mean having it like the old times where you get to park next to the stadium for the $5 to $7 it used to cost. Yes, I know it will NEVER be FREE ! I mispoke.

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I like it. At the very least, they need to landscape and shade that walk from the MetroRail station, with fountains, artwork etc. along the way. They could even incorporate promotions of upcoming Reliant Park events.

Now THAT is a great idea. A "green corridor" if you will. They could even charge the advertisers MORE than what they could get for the same amount of parking spots.

I can understand that it would probably not be free to the public, but I'm sure people who attend the conventions would appreciate some quiet time to relax or find an out of the way place to haggle out a deal.

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If you actaully think Free parking will ever happen you have another thing coming. Parking is a huge source of revenue for Reliant Stadium. Giving away that will never happen.

I didn't understand the article in today's Chronicle about the plans for the Astrodome.

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