San Antonio is investing $50 million into its 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 will include:
- Transformation of northern plaza – more contiguous event space added to outdoor plaza
- 18,600-square-foot east/west concourse expansion with upgraded concessions areas and new terrace club
- New technology including two new LED video walls and ribbon boards
- New 24,000-square-foot multi-use space
- New visiting team locker room
“Aside from benefiting San Antonio’s overall meetings package, Alamodome enhancements 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,” said San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Casandra Matej. “One of the first events to utilize the revitalized Alamodome will be the NCAA Final Four in 2018.”
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.