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Earl Campbell buys Oilers sign from Astrodome

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell has voiced his support for a future for the Astrodome, and on Saturday helped a bit with some of the costs of the work around what was once known as the Eighth Wonder of the World.

FOX 26 Sports has learned Campbell, represented by Fiterman Sports at a yard sale of Astrodome items, bought an old Oilers sign for $3300.

Money generated by the auction held by SMG-Reliant Park officials will go toward costs of the site work being done around the Astrodome.

On Tuesday voters will have their say on a bond package that could convert the Astrodome into a convention and exhibition facility.

If the referendum fails the Astrodome could be demolished.

Campbell has told FOX 26 Sports and others he is hopeful there will be a future for the Astrodome, where he had some of his finest moments for the Houston Oilers.

This past Tuesday he returned to his old stomping grounds to autograph some of the items that were auctioned off, making them more valuable.

That day Campbell took four seats from the Astrodome to his home in Austin.

Coupled with the sign he bought on Saturday, Campbell owns a few pieces of the building that was home to his Hall of Fame career.



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