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San Antonio Convention Center, Alamodome lined up for $222M revamp

Alamodome, Convention Center Shooting for $222M in Upgrades

All that’s needed is the governor’s signature. A bill passed out of the Texas Legislature will provide a major boost to the Alamodome and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The legislation seeks to provide more than $222 million in hotel tax revenue to the city for upgrades to attract big events.

The convention center boasts 514,000 square feet with 72 meeting rooms, but the city says it has lost events due to insufficient meeting rooms and exhibit hall space. The Alamodome is a 64,000-seat domed indoor multi-purpose stadium. It’s hosting the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2025 and the Women’s Final Four in 2029. The facility opened in 1993, having been constructed at a cost of $186 million. City leaders say it’s dated and needs some improvements.

The bill’s fiscal note says the city would have authority to receive hotel-associated revenue, including state sales tax, hotel tax and mixed beverage sales tax revenue from hotels within a public financing zone.


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