Category Archives: Appearances & Signings

Yahoo! Sports Radio Interview

Author Jim Gast appeared on a recent edition of Yahoo! Sports Stadiums USA Radio show.  You can hear the full interview here. Host Bill Hazen talked to Jim about the many innovations of the Astrodome, including the advent of luxury suites, exploding scoreboards, and the iconic venue’s role in southern desegregation.

Stadiums USA is a weekly radio program that features in-depth conversation focusing on the popular venues of all sports, from the pros to minor leagues to colleges. The program examines the latest news in stadium design, renovations, and stadium connections to their communities. Host Bill Hazen talks with athletes, coaches, authors and newsmakers who share their experiences and connections to the most storied structures and stadiums in all of sports.

News 88.7 “Houston Matters” Interview

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On today’s edition of Houston Matters, host Craig Cohen interviewed author James Gast about the role of technology and politics In the creation of the Astrodome. Listen to the full interview here.

Houston Matters is a public affairs show airing weekdays at noon on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM and online at HoustonMatters.org.

Astrodome Book Event at Houston Public Library

Author James Gast will be speaking at the Houston Public Library’s Julia Ideson Building on January 25, 2016. The reception starts at 6:00pm, followed by the lecture at 7:00pm. Books will be available for sale at the event.

The Julia Ideson Building is located downtown at 500 McKinney Street. Free parking, validated at the meeting, is available in the underground parking garage under the Jones Library Building, which closes at 8:00 P.M. The underground parking is accessed from Lamar Avenue. Free parking is also available on the street after 6:00 P.M. For more information, click here.

Book Events: Spring 2015

The Astrodome turns 50 in April! Here are book lectures and appearances scheduled for early 2015:

March 19, 2015: AIA Houston

Arc
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002

5:30pm Reception
6:15pm Presentation

A book signing will immediately follow the presentation. Books will be available for sale at the event.

Come to hear the story of the people, technology, and politics that built the biggest room in the world. If you’ve already read the book, you’ll still enjoy the lecture, which includes many drawings and photos that could not be included in the book.