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Alamodome, San Antonio

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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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  • My family attended the Spring training baseball game featuring the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians on 3/17/17 at the Alamodome. I really enjoy going to different MLB stadiums and was excited to se...  more »
  • Getting in and out of the seats is a little difficult when all of the seats are taken, to narrow and hard for a tall person to sit in! too much walking to and from parking. not enough and VERY EXPENSI...  more »
  • I had some pretty good seats on the second level behind home plate. I have been to the Alamodome on many occasions. I have seen football, baseball, basketball, the Circus, concerts, and private events...  more »
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  • Venue was clean. Staff was polite and helpful. Parking was horrific, as in, non-existent. Turns out there's only about 3000 parking spots for the venue that holds 72000 people. Yes that makes perfect sense. Most of the parking around the Alamodome was marked for 'permit only' and we did not see a lot you could drive in and pay. We parked about a mile away and as we walked in, now late from the parking debacle, there were a lot of permit parking spaces not filled. We ended up being about an hour and a half late to the event because of the parking scene.
  • This place is all about making money. I went to watch my son's graduation at this place and at first it was only going to be $10 for parking but then a week before graduation the Alamodome changed the price to $15 for parking. And of course they won't let you bring in any outside food or drink because they want to charge you $9 for a small soda they're at the concession stand or $8 for some cold nacho cheese and chips. Seems like if they were going to charge that much money they could at least have decent food. But nope, they don't! And the bathrooms were disgusting and smell like urine. So obviously they didn't clean the bathrooms from the last event they had. Nothing like the smell of urine to make a festive time!
  • came to a graduation. Poor stage design. If your not in front of it you cant see cause the have the stage surrounded by a "U" shaped curtain. Other than that, temperature good, sound system adequate, staff helping the old folks great. OMG the food expensive (eat before you come).
  • This brings so many memories to me. A great area with a verity of events. Well air conditioned.
  • Came for a graduation, been here a few times for those types of events and it's always a hassle to get in and out of the parking lot. Not just the long lines but the entrances themselves are very badly placed. Plus charging for parking to a school graduation after you know that school has paid to use the venue is ridiculous.