Another firm hired to conduct study on Astrodome

August 22, 2011 3:55:03 AM PDT
The fate of the Astrodome will be in the hands of a consultant.

The Harris County Sports Authority has hired yet another firm to conduct an in-depth study on the Dome. It's been empty for years, but it still costs up to $4 million a year in maintenance and insurance.

It's the latest of many studies paid for by taxpayers. The report should be ready by the end of the year.