WHO: San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Volunteers
WHAT: AT&T Center Transforms Into the Home of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
WHEN: Monday, February 5, 2019 at 7 a.m.
WHERE: AT&T Center
1 AT&T Center Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78219
MORE: Purchased in 1988, the rodeo dirt is from near Charlotte, TX. The AT&T arena requires approximately 1,600 cubic yards or 2,160 tons of soil. It takes approximately 70 truckloads to move the soil from our on-site storage location into the AT&T arena. 12 volunteers load and move all the soil in, spread and level it to grade and have it ready for pens to be set in 7 hours. After the show, the dirt is removed and restacked in approximately 5 hours. The arena soil is maintained at a depth of 10″- 12″ throughout. Volunteers periodically chisel the soil where needed and drag a “roterra” over the soil to keep the surface uniform before every performance. Water is added as needed to maintain the proper moisture content. Sand and other materials are added to the soil as needed to maximize the performance of our animal athletes. This year, volunteers screened the soil as they do every other year. We have a baseball infield cover to cover it with when needed to control the moisture content. The cost to purchase this “dirt” delivered to the AT&T Center arena would be at least $20,000 – $25,000 per year.
VISUALS: Moving in of arena soil into the AT&T Center, volunteers of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo working together to prepare for the 2018 Rodeo