This Date In Baseball History- December 22, 1962- An important date in the history of the Houston Colt .45’s- voters in Harris County, Texas voted to approve a bond issue to complete the financing of an all-weather stadium to house the baseball club.
The Houston Astrodome would open to much fanfare in 1965- the first multi-sport domed stadium in the world. It was nicknamed ‘The Eighth Wonder Of The World.’ The Colt .45’s- would have a brand new name going into the Astrodome- the Houston Astros. The Astros would play their home games at the Astrodome from 1965-1999. I attended one game at The Astrodome. It was like watching baseball in a big movie theater. One big plus- the day my brother and I were in Houston it was in the high 90’s- and very humid. It was nice going indoors to an air-conditioned environment.