Alamo Stadium is a horseshoe-shaped football stadium in Midtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. Nicknamed "the rock pile" due to its primarily limestone construction it was completed in September 1940 as a Works Progress Administration project. The stadium is currently owned and operated by the San Antonio Independent School District as a high school football facility. It has a seating capacity of 23,000, making it the largest high school stadium in the state of Texas.
The stadium is currently used by the high schools of the SAISD, including Brackenridge, Burbank, Edison, Fox Tech, Highlands, Sam Houston, Jefferson, and Lanier High Schools for mainly High School football games. It is also home to track meets hosted by SAISD, also home to the Region IV-4A & Region IV-5A track meets which occur in late April or Early May. The Battle of the Bands is held there annually during Fiesta.The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 8, 2011.
In November 2010, San Antonio voters approved a $515 million bond which included $35 million for renovation of the stadium. Proposed updates include new bathrooms, plumbing, seating and repairs.In January 2011, San Antonio Spurs owner SS&E expressed an interest in bringing a professional soccer team to San Antonio, possibly playing in Alamo Stadium.
High School football:
The stadium has been home to numerous high school games, including the Chili Bowl, an annual football game between Fox Tech and Lanier High Schools.In 2002, the stadium hosted the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Alamo Stadium has also hosted college football games. When the stadium opened in 1940, two college football games were held at the newly constructed stadium, Texas A&M's defeat of Tulsa, 41-6, on Oct. 5, and Baylor's defeat Villanova, 7-0, two weeks later on Oct. 19. The stadium was host to the Texas A&M-Texas Tech football rivalry for 8 consecutive games from 1943 through 1950.
The stadium has been home to several professional football teams, including the San Antonio Wings of the WFL in 1975, the San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL from 1984-1985, the San Antonio Riders of the WLAF in 1991, and the San Antonio Matadors of the Spring Football League in 2000.