Music - La Grange by ZZ Top
Photographed in 1994 using film.
Colt Stadium - Opened in 1962 and closed in 1964. Colt Stadium was known for its colorful "rainbow sherbet" look. The Colt 45's changed their name to the Astros and moved into the Astrodome next door in 1965. Colt Stadium was a temporary facility. After the Colt 45's moved, the Astros owner, Judge Roy Hofheinz did not want any distractions to his new Astrodome. The old stadium was gutted of seats and just about everything else and painted it a dull battleship grey. It became a storage yard for junk and stuff from the nearby Astroworld amusement park. Finally in the 1970's, the stadium was dismantled and sold to the city of Gomez Palacio, Mexico, where it was reassembled and used by a Mexican league. I believe the stadium has finally been demolished in Mexico. Astroworld, like Colt Stadium, was also demolished in 2005. It was located right across I-610 from the Astrodome. Photos of old Colt stadium are rare.
Colt stadium was partially absorbed into the new NRG stadium for the Texans. The first base and right field part of the old park were in the northwest corner of NRG Stadium.
Location - Kirby Drive and Old Spanish Trail. Left field was parallel with Old Spanish trail. Directly to the North of the Astrodome. Site is now a parking lot for Reliant Stadium.
Behind this fence off Kirby, was the site of old Colt Stadium. 8/94
Another shot of where Colt stadium was. 8/94
Inside the rebuilt stadium in Mexico.
Colt stadium rebuilt in Mexico.
Colt stadium, stripped and left to rot in the hot Texas sun.