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Alamodome, San Antonio

Categories: Fun & Games, Sports Complexes
Inspirock Rating:
2.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
The Alamodome is what is known as a “third generation” facility. Its features column-free spans for unobstructed viewing and curtain wall system for configuration flexibility.

With the Alamodome you get the advantage of both a convention center and a dome without the drawbacks of either. The Alamodome is large enough to easily accommodate assemblies and tradeshows. The column-free design makes it unlike other domes in one very important way: it has an intimate, “human” scale.

The Alamodome opened on May 15, 1993 at a cost of approximately $186 million. It is owned and operated by the City of San Antonio.

It is the preferred venue for many trade shows, conventions and concerts such as Monster Jam, Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, and the Valero Alamo Bowl. George Strait played a concert in the Alamodome in May of 2010 setting an all time attendance record for the largest concert ever played in San Antonio; the attendance was 55,266 people.

The Alamodome was the home of the NBA World Champion San Antonio Spurs from the years of 1993 to 2002. Additionally, the Valero Alamo Bowl takes place here every year. The Alamodome was awarded the 2001 HOSPY Award for Outstanding Recreational Facility by the Greater San Antonio Hotel and Motel Association.
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  • Ok. Let me start out saying my 2 rating has NOTHING to do with performances. We were not impressed whatsoever with venue. Before the opening act even started my husband attempted to find our family wa...  read more »
  • Great facility for Football (UTSA) and plenty of room for tailgating and events. Great food selections and lots of beverages types for all (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) 
  • Love that it is very spacious. Works well with any event. The restrooms and the concession stand are a bit dirty. The other downfall of it is that the stadium parking is very limited but there are out...  read more »
  • The improvements they have made to this building are impressive. I have seen several concerts here and the home garden show when it is housed here is fantastic. Lots of room to move about, and clean.
  • No parking garage! The company that built the Alamodome offered to build a parking garage on lot A for free. All they wanted was to keep the proceeds for a couple of years then they were going to hand it right over to the city. Via fought it so they could make money off of Park and Ride. How greedy! And we still have yet to get a parking garage on lot A. How much would it cost now? And now they are trying to get it up to par for the Final Four 1018.
  • A really terrific venue for events of all kinds. I've seen everything from playoff basketball, to playoff football, to monster truck rallies, to concerts like the Police and George Strait. I've even participated in events like the DSA's buddy walk and this place is always got exactly what an event needs.
  • Nice big venue. All the staff are very helpful and welcoming! Parking is pricey.
  • I have watched the Bands of America marching competition here for four straight years. it is a great venue. Perfect size-not too big and not too small. While it has sufficient parking with easy access, it is also within walking distance of downtown. This year at BoA, we bought the VIP package, which gave us press box seating and buffet meals. Breakfast and lunch were the best, while dinner was average. Overall, the food was good "banquet" quality fare AND certainly better than anything we would have found among the general concourse vendors.
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