Stadium Project: Alamo Stadium (San Antonio, Texas)

Alamo Stadium

Alamo Stadium in San Antonio was completed in 1940 and is known as “The Rockpile” due to its primarily limestone construction. According to Wikipedia, it constructed on the site of an abandoned rock quarry for $477,000. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and several years ago underwent a $35 million renovation.

The horseshoe-shaped stadium currently seats 18,500, making it one of the biggest stadiums in the Lone Star State.

  • Alamo Stadium

On September 20, 1940, Alamo Stadium opened with a doubleheader. Corpus Christi beat Jefferson 14-0 in the first game, while Brackenridge topped Houston Reagan 19-2 in the second game.

Panoramic of Alamo Stadium

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The Rockpile opened in 1940

Alamo Stadium is home to the Brackenridge Eagles, Burbank Bulldogs, Edison Bears, Lanier Voks, Highland Owls, Sam Houston Hurricanes and Jefferson Mustangs.

Alamo Stadium

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