Metro Houston will fix sign that points to Enron Field
The days of Enron Field are long gone, but a wayfinding marker in downtown Houston would have you believe otherwise.
Driving the news: I was on a bike ride along Austin Street last week when I spotted a Metropolitan Transit Authority guidepost denoting Enron Field was nearby.
Yes, but: Enron Field hasn't been in Houston's lexicon for nearly two decades.
- Sugar Land-based Minute Maid inked a 30-year deal in 2002 for naming rights to the Astros' new downtown ballpark after Enron Corp. went belly-up amid a financial scandal.
What they're saying: "We do have a team that works to update signage across our 1,300-square-mile service area as property names change due to a switch in corporate sponsorship or some other reason," Metro spokesperson Tracy Jackson tells Axios. "Apparently, we missed one."
- Jackson says the sign will soon be replaced with one pointing toward Minute Maid Park.
💭 My thought bubble: Jackson said old signs are often sent to be recycled, but I think this one should come home with me.
- Who wouldn't want a piece of Houston history hanging in their living room?
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