HOUSTON, TX -The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Houston Texans figured it was time to get a few more opinions.
In one corner, the plan to use public and private funds to replace the big dome, with a cute little baby dome, in the middle of a Discovery Green-like park area.
In the other corner, nothing. Leaving the dome alone until a more viable plan comes along.
University of Houston and Rice University did the polling, asking adults in Harris County which side they were on.
It wasn’t a knockout, but just over 65% of adults support the green space, with just under 35% wanting to wait and see.
Judge Ed Emmett made a statement on the survey.
“This so-called ‘survey’ was designed to achieve a certain result. I don’t understand why the rodeo is fixated on tearing down a landmark that doesn’t belong to them.”
The judge said he thought he and the rodeo were on the same page, ready to work together on a solution to re-purpose the dome.