The boys in the bubble

May 18, 2005
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
When they built the mother of all futuristic arenas in 1964, the Houston Astrodome, a writer, I think it was Roger Angell, called the building an 'improbable cool bubble'.

He used the term 'cool' to describe the inside, of course, because in contrast to many other domed stadia that would follow, the Astrodome was built because the weather in Texas was too sunny to allow outdoors sports - it was too hot and too mosquito-friendly.

Yet I had to think of Angell's words when ...

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