1. Description

    San Antonio Independent School District’s Alamo Stadium was originally constructed by the Works Progress Administration in 1939 and is a Nationally Registered Historic Landmark. The facility affectionately known by locals as The Rockpile is currently used as a competition field and gymnasium for high schools throughout the San Antonio area.
    This project consisted of renovation of the entire stadium and basketball arena as well as required demolition, code required upgrades and facility improvements. Renovations were made to the athletic track and field, stadium seats, press box, locker rooms, rest room facilities, and athletic offices. Special care went into the restoration of the original wood bleachers and historic stadium features, including the grand entrance, the locally quarried rock, and several artistic elements discovered within the original walls of the façade.
    Major renovations included the restoration of all existing limestone, as well as replacing all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems throughout the facilities. This proved challenging as the construction team discovered everything from a tunnel under the field to a city dumpsite on the property.
    The historical designations of the facilities required extensive coordination with local and state authorities to ensure all design elements met approval and all materials met design specifications. In many instances, original elements had to be duplicated by area craftsmen, a task many took great pride in given their personal attachment to the stadium called the Grand Dame of Texas sports.

  2. Details

    DESCRIPTION
    This project consisted of renovation of the entire stadium and basketball arena as well as required demolition, code required upgrades and facility improvements. Renovations were made to the athletic track and field, stadium seats, press box, locker rooms, rest room facilities, and athletic offices.

    OWNER: San Antonio ISD

    ARCHITECT: RVK

    COMPLETION DATE: June, 2014