Ninjas Will Rule in Downtown San Antonio Later This Month

Downtown San Antonio is ready for its close-up...Ninja style.1200 WOAI reports the popular NBC show 'American Ninja Warrior' will be filming two episodes downtown later this month.

The show involves contestants running through creative 'obstacle courses' to prove their Ninja worthiness.  In San Antonio, the obstacle course will include some familiar landmarks, like the Courthouse, the Tower Life Building, and the Courthouse.“

The size and scope of this family-friendly show provides the perfect opportunity for San Antonio to shine across the nation as a destination as well as a place where people will want to bring their film projects,” said Mayor Ivy R. Taylor. “And although most of us are not training to become ninjas, the show’s filming here will definitely motivate us to get active and healthy.”

The City says they will have to close off several downtown streets, most notably Dolorosa Street, starting March 20.  Crews will come in to start setting up, and the filming will take place on March 26 and 27th.

The episodes will air on NBC in June.  Local residents are invited to get passes to join the show's audience by visiting the San Antonio Film Commission website.

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