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Alamo Stadium Ready To Reopen To Public, Just In Time For Football

Joey Palacios
TPR News
District officials say the newly renovated Alamo Stadium is ready to host its first game.

Alamo Stadium has been under construction for over a year and a half and is ready to be revealed to the public.

From the end zones to newly added press box, Alamo Stadium has been under a near complete redesign. There are new bathrooms, locker rooms, and concession stands.

“We have leveled the football field to make it more versatile -- that is, making it more accommodating for soccer -- and of course an all-weather track as well,” SAISD superintendent Sylvester Perez said. “We’re very proud of our video scoreboard.”

Perez said one the greatest improvement is Americans With Disabilities Act compliance.

“Now with the elevator shafts on the west side that makes it very accessible for anyone who wants to see any event," he said.

The $35 million redevelopment of the stadium and convocation center was funded through the district's 2010 bond program. Associate Superintendent for Facilities Kamal El-Harbor said it was rebuilt without delays and on budget.

“What was somewhat under budget, we were able afford putting the press box that was not intended in the first place but we were able to include that and stay within our budget," El-Harbor said.

The stadium was first built in the 1940’s under a worker's grant from the federal government. SAISD will host a public rededication ceremony of the stadium this Saturday at 7 p.m.