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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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  • On my way to the Alamo Bowl, the San Antonio Police did everything in their power to make it difficult. When I finally found a parking lot about half a mile from the stadium, there was only one small ...  more »
  • I like the Alamodome. The seats aren't bad for views and it's very convenient for location (downtown SA). However, there are some quips. Parking is mediocre at best. It's actually better IMO to park d...  more »
  • We are not from San Antonio but have been to many venues. The Alamodome has by far the worst signage or lack thereof of any LARGE venue I have ever been to. The facility is excellent but getting insid...  more »
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  • I was there for the Home and Garden Show. I parked in parking lot a it is mainly for handicapped. It was very easily accessible on and off the freeway. There's a ramp that makes wheelchair availability easy. There elevators that go down to the bottom floor and they had operators running them. I haven't seen that for 40 years. There were Alamodome Personnel everywhere! They had scanners coming in somewhere to the airport. They checked bags and baggage but we're not obtrusive. All of the Alamodome personnel we're helpful and friendly.
  • I cant tell you how many times in a year we attend different events at the Alamodome. Its awesome. Great family friendly environment with an exceptional layout. Just a Grwat Place to have fun.
  • Seating is all around good as far as visibility goes. More direction as to how to line up upon attempting to enter / more ticket takers would be a key ingredient in making this a better experience. Also, a good portion of the vendors close early, around 8:30, which makes lines really long after that (for the remaining vendors that stay open, though by appearance they're all the same place). Pricing is crazy even for a stadium, and especially for one of this size.
  • It is a big place so research the best location to park if you are with someone with difficultly in walking. Using the stairs and ramps can be difficult. Plus, even though the staff can provide wheelchairs, they won't go outside the building and certainly not to the parking lot, at least not in my experience.
  • Exceptionally limited parking. Crazy walking patterns going around and around to get to your car. Nice venue but damn, all the access roads are closed.
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