City panel explores landmark designation for Alamo Stadium

If approved, the designation would require SAISD to get approval for exterior alterations.

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SAN ANTONIO - The city's Historic and Design Review commission on Thursday discussed the idea of designating Alamo Stadium a historic landmark.  Under that designation, any exterior improvements or alterations would have to get city approval.

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The San Antonio Conservation Society requested that designation after the San Antonio Independent School District school board explored the idea of renovating the stadium for use as a pro soccer venue.  The district has since withdrawn those plans.  The district has not taken a stance on the designation.

"All of the features that really make this a treasure should be preserved and restored to their original beauty," SAISD School Board President Ed Garza told the commission.  "I think where the board has a concern is when it impacts the student use."

If the commission recommends the designation, it must still get approval from the San Antonio City Council.


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