"1965 Boston Red Sox retractable dome." Accessed 6/30/15. 

Acosta, Mike. Jan. 2011. "Rain or shine: How Houston developed space city baseball." Houston History Magazine. Accessed 3/28/15.

Balke, Jeff. Sept. 10, 2013. "Saving the Astrodome: From perfectly fine to nearly demolished." Houston Press. Accessed 7/28/15.

Gast, James. 2014. The Astrodome: Building an American spectacle.

Herskowitz, Mickey. April 9, 1995. "Dome hits 30." The Houston Post. Accessed 7/31/15.

Leventhal. Josh. 2011. Take Me Out to the Ballpark: An Illustrated Tour of Baseball Parks Past and Present Featuring Every Major League Park. Plus Minor League and Negro League Park. Black Dog & Leventhal.

Ray, Edgar. W. 1980. The grand huckster: Houston's Judge Roy Hofheinz. genius of the Astrodome. Memphis. Tenn: Memphis State University Press.

Reinar,. Al. April 1975 "Greetings From the Eighth Wonder of the World." Texas Monthly. Accessed 7/28/15.

"History." RodeoHouston. Accessed 7/31/15.

"The Houston Astrodome." 1992. Accessed 8/3/15.

Thompson, Derek, May 28, 2013. "Houston Is Unstoppable: Why Texas' Juggernaut Is America's #1 Job Creator." The Atlantic. Accessed 8/8/15.

"Tigerlore." Accessed 8/3/15.


Hofheinz and Astodomain

Guenther. Karen. Oct. 1998. "Judge Roy's Playground: A History of Astroworld." East Texas Historical Journal. Accessed 8/1/15.

Hvlaty. Craig. October 30. 2014. "AstroWorld closed nine years ago Thursday."Houston Chronicle. Accessed 7/15/15.

"Mattel faces new SEC fraud charges." Oct. 3. 1974. Chicago Tribune. Accessed 8/1/15.



Brown, Bill and Mike Acosta. 2013. Houston Astros: Deep in the heart. Bright Sky Press.

Geisler, Paul et. al. 2014. The National Pastime Summer 2014 Issue: Baseball in the Space Age - Houston Since 1961. Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

Granillo, Larry. May 10, 2011. "Wezen-ball." Baseball Prospectus. Accessed 6/30/15.

"Houston Astros." Sports E-Cyclopedia. Accessed 7/15/15.

"Smokers get advice: Don't at Houston indoor events." March 7, 1986. The Victoria Advocate. Accessed 8/8/2015. 

"Timeline." Accessed 7/15/15.


Other sports

"Bluebonnet bowl." Sports Reference. Accessed 8/8/15.

Gonzales, J.R. Jan. 20, 2008. "The Game of the century: Looking back 40 years." Houston Chronicle. Accessed 6/30/15.

KHOU.COM. "Titans owner Bud Adams remembered as pioneer. innovator." Accessed 7/2/15.

National Public Radio. January 31, 2014. "Pioneer Billie Jean King moved the baseline for women's tennis." Accessed 8/7/15.

Solomon. Dan. Oct. 22, 2013. "What’s Bud Adams’s legacy In Texas?." Texas Monthly. Accessed 7/28/15.

"Houston Oilers." Sports E-Cyclopedia. Accessed 7/15/15.

Wilkening, Mike. April 9, 2015. "Houston Astrodome, home of the Oilers, opened 50 years ago Thursday." Pro Football Talk. Accessed 7/15/15. 


Concerts,. sermons. etc.

"Demographic data." 2015. City of Houston. Accessed 8/1/2015.

Houston Press. April 9, 2015. "Remember the Astrodome for Concerts Too." Accessed August 23, 2015.

Montville. Leigh. 2011. Evel: The high-flying life of Evel Knievel, American showman. Daredevil. and Legend. Doubleday.

Long. Michael G.. ed. 2008. The legacy of Billy Graham: critical reflections on America's greatest evangelist. Westminster.

Mueller, Daniel. Feb. 26, 2015. "Selena's perfomance at the Astrodome turns 20 years old." Houston Sun-Times. Accessed 7/30/15. 

Saye, Jim. 2009. "The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: A Historical Perspecive." Houston History Magazine 7(1)(2009): 2-15. Accessed August 22, 2015.


Civic events

"Mike Driscoll obituary." Feb. 22, 2013. Houston Chronicle. Accessed 8/8/15.

Suro, Roberto. Aug. 15, 1992. "The 1992 campaign." New York Times. Accessed 8/8/15.

"Stephen Klineberg on Houston's immigrant advantage." April/May 2013. Humanities Texas. Accessed 7/31/15.



Blumenthal, Ralph. Sept. 4, 2005. "In Houston Astrodome, safe but restless refuge." New York Times. Accessed 7/31/15.

FEMA. "Harris County, Texas Citizen Corps’ response to Hurricane Katrina." Accessed 8/1/15.

Frank, Thomas. Aug. 31, 2005. "Astrodome to become new home for storm refugees." USA Today. Accessed 8/1/15.

Hutchinson, Lydia. August 29, 2011. "Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis: The Musician’s Village 6 Years After Katrina." Performing Songwriter. Accessed 8/23/2015.

O'Hare, Peggy, Becky Bowman, and Bill Murphy. September 11, 2005. "Katrina's Aftermath -- Building a City." Accessed 8/19/2015. Houston Chronicle. NewsBank.