Photographer documents Alamo Stadium renovation

Labor of love for HS football stats-keeper

Published On: Sep 27 2013 05:10:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 27 2013 06:12:51 PM CDT

By day, Mark Lieberman works at a bank.

During high school football season, he’s a stats-keeper in the press box for various games.

He’s also a photographer and blogger who was given unprecedented access by SAISD to its $35 million renovation of Alamo Stadium.

“I just feel privileged to be part of it,” Lieberman said.

For Lieberman, who said he never played the game, it is a labor of love, having taken dozens and dozens of photos of almost every aspect of the work in progress, due for completion by June of next year.

“This stadium is high school football in San Antonio,” Lieberman said. “The great ones in the 1940s and 1950s played here and here I am in 2013.”

Gil Garza, SAISD executive director of athletics, said Lieberman’s photos will become part of the district’s official archive. He said they’re also posted on the athletics department website.

Garza said he is grateful that Lieberman is helping to preserve the history of one of the state’s most revered stadiums.

“He’s not doing it for any personal gain. I think he enjoys it and wants to share his experiences with everyone,” Garza said.

“For me, for you, for everybody else,” Lieberman said.

He said he is especially looking forward to working in the expanded and fully air conditioned press box.

“It’s going to be pretty awesome because the old press box was not, uh, not nice,” Lieberman said.

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