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STATE OF THE ARENAS: REMEMBER THE ALAMODOME

     The Alamodome recently welcomed a new CFL tenant.  The team,
to be called the San Antonio Texans, will join the Spurs in the
two-year-old dome.   The Spurs moved to the city-owned facility
from the Hemisfair Arena in 1993.  The basketball capacity of up
to 35,000 has allowed the Spurs to rank third in the NBA in
attendance this year at 21,949 a game.  The facility will host
the '96 NBA All-Star Game.
STADIUM:       The Alamodome
TENANTS:       NBA Spurs, CFL Texans.
AGE:           Opened May 15, 1993.
OWNERSHIP:     Owned by the City of San Antonio.
MANAGEMENT:    Managed by the City of San Antonio.
COST:          $186 million -- The city raised the funds through
               a 1/2 cent sales tax.
CAPACITY:      21,372-35,500 for basketball, 65,000 for football.
LUXURY SEATS:  38 luxury suites that seat 12-16 people.  The
               Spurs market 34 of the suites, the Alamodome
               markets the other four.
NAMING RIGHTS: No plans to sell naming rights.
CONCESSIONS:   ARAMARK Services manages the concessions.  Spurs
               receive 60% of food and beverage sales and receive
               85% of souvenir sales (gross income).  City
               receives remaining income.
ADVERTISING:   Spurs control advertising, city receives $275,000
               annually (proposed for '95).
PARKING:       City owns and manages parking lots at the
               Alamodome.  Spurs lease all available spaces for
               games at $50,000 annually.  Texans will receive
               100% of revenue from parking.
GAME-DAY:      Event staff paid for by Spurs and Texans.
LEASE:         The Spurs are in 10-year agreement.
MAINTENANCE:   City is responsible for maintenance, paid through
               renewal and improvement fund.
RENT:          Spurs pay $270,000 for office/sports club/
               restaurant rental; $205,000/game day rental
               minimum per season; City receives 6% of gross
               ticket sales.
(Sources:  SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS (Feb. 10), and Janet Vasquez,
public information officer of the Alamodome).
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