Alamodome Renovations on Track for 2017 Completion
San Antonio is investing $50 million into the 65,000-seat Alamodome. Set in historic downtown and connected to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center by a walking path, the Alamodome places meeting and event attendees in the heart of historic San Antonio. Within walking distance is the beautiful River Walk, Alamo, thousands of hotel rooms and numerous shops, restaurants and attractions.
“The Alamodome will undergo the most significant capital improvement program in its 22-year history,” said Mike Sawaya, Director of Convention & Sports Facilities for the City of San Antonio. “Improvements to the world-renowned Alamodome will modernize the venue to be even more comparable and competitive with other multi-use and sports stadiums in the U.S.”
Scheduled for completion in November 2017, the Alamodome is designed for flexibility with football, basketball, soccer, boxing, tradeshow, theater and stadium concert capabilities. Renovations include:
- Transformation of northern plaza – more contiguous event space added to outdoor plaza
- 18,600-square-foot east/west concourse expansion with upgraded concession areas
- New technology including two new LED video walls and ribbon boards
- New 24,000-square-foot multi-use space
- New visiting team locker room
The enhancements will benefit San Antonio’s overall meetings package, and are vital to maintaining and growing San Antonio’s ability to host sporting events such as the Valero Alamo Bowl and U.S. Army All American Bowl. One of the first events to utilize the revitalized Alamodome will be the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four.
Consistently noted as one of the nation’s leading destinations for meetings and events, San Antonio continues to reinvest in its infrastructure. Aside from coming Alamodome renovations, the city has recently expanded its historic River Walk and debuted a transformed Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in January 2016.
The Alamodome’s North Plaza expansion is now finished. Visitors can stroll from Sunset Station to the facility’s front entrance enjoying enhanced concessions and merchandising areas. The Alamodome’s east/west concourse areas are currently under construction and are on track for completion in November, 2017. The project is on schedule and on budget.