Commissioners take no action on Astrodome, Chris Duncan, AP sports writer via Chron.com
There was never any doubt that this issue was going to drag out as long as possible. No one wants to be seen as "the folks that tore down the Astrodome". I can understand that but, given the terms of the lease made with Bob McNair, there's really no other choice.
You can't have something that would conflict with Texans' games or the rodeo, so it would have to be closed on days they have events (which rules out a casino btw) and every other idea is non-sustainable. Yes, you have some people who seriously believe turning the Astrodome into a movie studio would be a good idea but the lack of a serious financier shows that dream to be folly.
All of this brings us back to the inevitable conclusion:
Tear. It. Down.