May 6, 2012

Past Venue: Alamo Stadium


San Antonio, TX



Year opened: 1940
Capacity: 23,000

Names:
Alamo Stadium, 1940 to date

Pro football tenants:
San Antonio Toros (TFL/ContFL), 1968, 1970
San Antonio Wings (WFL), 1975
San Antonio Gunslingers (USFL), 1984-85
San Antonio Riders (WLAF), 1991

Postseason games hosted:
TFL Championship, Toros vs. Texarkana, Dec. 7, 1968
ContFL Western Conf. Playoff, Toros vs. Las Vegas, Dec. 7, 1969
TFL Championship, Toros vs. Fort Worth, Nov. 21, 1970

Other tenants of note:
San Antonio high school teams, 1940 to date

Notes: Served as home field for the San Antonio Matadors of the short-lived Spring Football League, 2000.  In addition to seasons indicated, Toros used venue for one Texas Football League home game in 1967 and the one Continental Football League postseason game in 1969. Hosted US Army All-American Bowl, 2002. A WPA project that was primarily constructed of limestone and concrete and nicknamed “the Rock Pile”. Owned and operated by San Antonio Independent School District and currently the home venue for several area high schools and is the largest high school football stadium in Texas. Venue was added to National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

Fate: Still in use.


[Updated 2/3/14]