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Old 04-14-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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Looks like SA is losing opportunities to host future NCAA Final Four if something is not done to the Dome.

http://tinyurl.com/y3xkmfz (broken link)
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:56 AM
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Location: Ohio
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There will never be enough money to make the Alamodome competitive with JerryWorld in Arlington. I'm not convinced that it makes sense to spend millions to have the second best stadium in the state just to compete for an NCAA tournament every 3-4 years.

Argument I've read is that the Alamodome is now too small for the men's tournament and too big for the Women's. IMO, the best option now would be to try to host the Women's tournament at the AT&T Center. Nobody needs to build anything to make that happen.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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it seems that the only real option they have is to tear it down and rebuild it. I do not see how they can increase seating capacity any other way.

It is sad that a 17 year old building is out of date and getting close to not being used anymore.

Why cant we do more with the ATT center.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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it seems that the only real option they have is to tear it down and rebuild it. I do not see how they can increase seating capacity any other way.

It is sad that a 17 year old building is out of date and getting close to not being used anymore.
We should tear down the AlamoDome and build a baseball stadium. We'd have a better chance of luring (and supporting) a MLB team than an NFL team. This is Dallas Cowboy country.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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After the Spurs left the Armadillodome, I often wondered why in the hell it was ever built in the first place. Then I learned of the politics and games behind the madness.

Should San Antonio invest more money in it?
Hell to the no...
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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The parking situation is atrocious...I think they should tear it down and start over! The Missions should go there. Good ol' Missions! :-) I love Minor League Baseball!
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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You are going to get tired of me saying this,
but the Alamodome is extremely overqualified for a soccer team.

Houston has have a soccer team for about 5 years, and they are finally going to build their "brand new stadium" of about 20-25,000 people.

Dynamo's longtime crusade bears fruit | Soccer | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle


Would fixing the Alamodome be considered waste of taxpayer's money?
Reminds me of when I was in college and I spent $500 fixing my $700 car.

Last edited by Dopo; 04-14-2010 at 12:20 PM..
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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The Alamodome needs a new coat of paint; hopefully it is much less expensive than tearing it down and starting over. The Alamodome has some good purpose for events that cannot be held at the AT&T Center because of costs, space, etc. but the calendar should be filled with more events; there are too many empty days.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We should tear down the AlamoDome and build a baseball stadium. We'd have a better chance of luring (and supporting) a MLB team than an NFL team. This is Dallas Cowboy country.
I've made this point over the years on this forum but I know it's hard to find. SA is decades away from being able to support MLB. We can barely sell out ~50 Spurs games at 18,000 tickets/game. On the low end, an MLB team needs 25,000 tickets/game. That's 2,025,000 tickets over 81 home games as compared to 900,000 at 50 games for the Spurs. Compare that to an NFL franchise which only needs to sell 700,000 (70,000 tickets over 10 games), and you can see that an NFL team is way more attainable.

There is always a way to upgrade a stadium. I say upgrade the Alamodome for the NFL and get back into contention for Final Fours et. al. SA has much more to offer than Arlington, TX. Just watch, after the Final Four and the Super Bowl visit Arlington once, they'll never go back. It's not a good location, there's limited entertainment nearby, no light rail, few hotels, no tourist spots, etc. etc. etc.

SA can come back. The River Walk setting is unbeatable in TX.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A new Dome would entail getting a certain percentage of funding for the place from the public. And those that nearly prevented the Alamodome from being built would rear their ugly heads again to try and shoot down a new plan. Whether they would succeed or not is another thing however.
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