The Alamodome is a domed 65,000 seat, multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium (football primarily) and convention center in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. The facility opened on May 15, 1993, at a cost of $186 million. Along with placating the San Antonio Spurs ownership's demands for a larger basketball venue, the multi-purpose facility was intended to increase the city's convention traffic and attract a professional football franchise. The Spurs played basketball in the Alamodome for a decade, then became disenchanted with the facility and convinced Bexar County to construct a new arena for them now called the AT&T Center at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Inc. The facility is a rectilinear 5-level stadium which can seat up to 65,000 spectators for a typical football game and is expandable to hold 72,000 spectators, allowing the possibility of hosting a Super Bowl. Configuring the arena for basketball or hockey takes 12 to 18_hours to set up retractable seating and installing the playing surface. In this configuration, typically only the two lower levels at one or both ends are used. The arena configuration seats 20,662 spectators and
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