The Grand Dame of high school stadiums in South Texas, the "Rockpile" became a San Antonio landmark long before Dec. 7, 1941 became a new and improved facility for football, track and soccer. Their new stadium was built for 20,000 people and had a new synthetic turf on the field. Global Syn-Turf are gladly supports the decision of the San Antonio city for improving their landmark and reducing water waste.
The facility had the $35 million in combined improvements to Alamo Stadium and adjacent Alamo Convocation Center, is part of a $515 million bond package San Antonio Independent School District voters overwhelmingly approved in November 2010. The restoration and the installation of synthetic field on the Alamo Stadium represent "a rebirth" for the San Antonio Independent School District superintendent Sylvester Perez said. The high school students deserve to compete in a first-class facility with the top of a nudge synthetic turf products.
There are a couple of reasons why sport industry turns attention into synthetic turf solutions. Maintaining the sport fields is very expensive that requires time to mown, water and fertilize. But it is not just about water waste, or excessive maintenance cost or the time, it is all about the sports' insurance program for Teams or Leagues can be overwhelming making the safety of athletes a number one priority in the sport's industry. GST synthetic turf solutions designed upon innovative technologies guarantee the safety of the players as well as the life-span of the initial investment. Although Grand Dame Stadium is owned and operated by the SAISD, all San Antonians with even a casual interest
in sports lay their support for the field renovation and installations of the synthetic turf.
Jim Gaffney, a World War II veteran who became a San Antonio policeman and investigator, went down to the synthetic turf field on Saturday opening night and walked on the turf. When the ceremony host called out his name and told him to come down to the field and give a welcome speech, "it took [his] breath away," said the veteran and a former Brackenridge San Antonio high school football player. The new high school stadium was "just beautiful" and had an emotional memory for the Gaffney. "Whoever did this deserve a lot of [acknowledgment.]
They did a great job". Alamo Stadium has always been a special place to him and while standing on the artificial grass brought a lot of childhood memories, Griffney
commented to the San Antonio news officials.Located on Tuleta Street, just north of the city's downtown off of 281 Highway, Alamo Stadium is a San Antonio treasure that
transcends sports. The people in charge of the renovation did an outstanding job of maintaining the integrity of the structure while making much-needed
improvements to its infrastructure. In the end, Alamo Stadium was built at a cost of just less than $500,000. The SAISD had to spend about $110,000 on the renovations, including the synthetic turf. However, they said that the project and the school district have gotten a good return on its investment.