Saturday, May 4, 2013

Alamo Stadium Renovations UPDATE

On March 16th, I was really curious to see the progress of the Alamo Stadium Renovations and I was speechless when I saw that the press-box was gone!!! 

Well, this morning, I dragged my Dad to Alamo Stadium to get some more pictures and we were actually able to step into the stadium both from the main entrance and the field level and that was an added bonus of a great photo session that I wasn't expecting.  Don't worry, we didn't trespass.

Oh yes, the horrible bathrooms and outdated concession stands are finally history!!! 


And, let me tell you, I am gonna make it my duty to publish photo updates once a month till it is completed.  Cause, I am absolutely fascinated by this...I mean, dude, this stadium was built by the Works Progress Administration and opened in 1940.  Yes folks, 1940!!!  This stadium is also on the National Register of Historic Places so they can't just tear it down and build a new one...they have to keep the original rock facade and man, when this is finally completed, it is gonna be so awesome.

A circa 1940 photo shows Alamo Stadium under construction, looking south. The stadium, built in the city's abandoned quarry pit, was nicknamed the Rockpile. San Antonio Light collection/Institute of Texan Cultures
Photo: COURTESY OF THE UTSA INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES 



OK folks, below are a bunch of pictures from the Alamo Stadium renovations taken this morning.  If you want to use any of them, all I ask is for you to give me credit (photo: Courtesy of Mark Lieberman from mdlblog.com).  Thanks.








































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