The Alamodome is ready for its closeup, when the NCAA Men's Final Four arrives next spring, and today the city showed off $60 million in upgrades that will stun visitors, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
City Convention and Sports Facilities Director Mike Sawaya says fans will notice these changes immediately."Most of them are technology upgrades, with HD technology that we have put in," he said. "Two new video boards, new sound system, ribbon boards."
In addition to the video improvements, the Alamodome now boasts concession and concourse expansions, new locker rooms, a new outdoor concession area, significant new facilities for TV broadcast, 65,000 square feet of fiber optics, and WiFi improvements which will expand connectivity throughout the stadium and the outdoor areas.
"We expanded the concourses, doubled the size for the flow throughout the building, so it really will be a different experience for people here in San Antonio."
The Alamodome was opened in 1993, which means it will mark its 25th anniversary in conjunction with the Final Four next year.
Sawaya promises the 'most unique video experience in the country' from the two huge video walls that line the facility.