2008 Final Four: San Antonio
2008 Final Four
April 5 and April 7, 2008
100 Montana Street • San Antonio, Texas 78203
The multi-purpose facility, which opened in May of 1993, can seat up to 65,000 and is expandable to 72,000-plus seats. The rectangular shape and 12,555 retractable seats allow for 24 different set-up possibilities. The retractable seating system is the largest in the world and enables easy conversion into various configurations including concerts, sporting events, trade shows and-conventions.
The Alamodome is nestled on 57 acres just off Interstate 37 east of downtown, within walking distance of the River Walk and Convention Center. The facility itself occupies 19 acres of the total site. The 9-acre roof hangs from four 100-foot masts. The ceiling height is 170 feet. The dome is the only facility in North America with two Olympic-size, permanent ice rinks. Both meet professional standards and specifications for hockey, figure skating and speed skating.
There are approximately 2,100 on-site parking spaces and 12,000 parking spaces within a mile walking distance to the dome. Shuttle service is provided for major events and an underground bus depot on the north end of the building allows for easy drop off and pick up of passengers. Passenger loading areas for visitors with disabilities are available, along with accessible parking convenient to the dome. More than 1 percent of the 2,810 on-site parking spaces at the Alamodome are designated as accessible.
From San Antonio International Airport:
Take Airport Boulevard and merge onto US-281 South. Follow US-281 South for 6.9 miles (eventually will become I-37 South) until Durango Boulevard Exit (#140B). Follow Durango Boulevard to the Alamodome.
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