Houston's Big New Bubble

Aug. 10, 1964
Aug. 10, 1964

Table of Contents
Aug. 10, 1964

Let's Go, Phillies!
Chi Chi
  • Chi Chi Rodriguez is two persons—the brash song-and-dance man who delights galleries (and annoys fellow pros) with his japes off the tee and his jigs on the green, and the quiet son of poverty who broods over good and bad, is hypersensitive to criticism and, out of the spotlight, is something of a loner

Horse Racing
Prince Karim
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

Houston's Big New Bubble

When this $32 million sports stadium opens next April in Houston spectators will be snug as weevils in a cotton boll. Beneath the futuristic cream-colored plastic dome, on whose 4,796 separate panes the final touches were being put last week, the weather will be forever clement, for this is the nation's first air-conditioned, completely roofed stadium. The home of the Colt .45s and the Oilers, it will seat 46,000 for baseball, 55,000 for football and 66,000 for boxing. Supersnug 30-place suites with bar, bath, television and radio will go to firms anteing up $18,000 a year.

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