Heroes Stadium and Wonderland Park

Heroes Stadium

Heroes Stadium

NEISD is putting the finishing touches on construction of Heroes Stadium at Thousand Oaks and Wurzbach Parkway.  Next door Gordon Hartman Family Foundation is completing Morgan’s Wonderland and a regional soccer complex.  

The projects are located on the site of Longhorn Quarry, which was abandoned in the mid-1980’s.  In the late 1990’s the Spurs discussed building a basketball arena on the site.

Heroes Stadium is located on 58 acres. The football/soccer stadium will seat more than 11,000 spectators.  The first football game in Heroes Stadium is on August 28th.  The $27.5 million project was funded by a 2007 bond issue.  

 

Morgan's Wonderland under construction

Family Fun Park under construction

Morgan’s Wonderland will open in spring 2010.  The park is the world’s first Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park.  The park will include an 8 acre lake stocked with a variety of fish,  three playscapes, train rides, carousel, amphitheater, gymnasium, walk and roll path, water play area, music garden and swings.  Admission will be free for special needs guests.  The park is named for Morgan Hartman.

A regional soccer complex, located next to Morgan’s Wonderland, will contain 14 full-size soccer fields and two playgrounds.  The Hartman Foundation has set up a non-profit organization named Sports Outdoor And Recreation (SOAR) to operate the soccer complex and Morgan’s Wonderland.  

San Antonio has a long history of redeveloping old quarries.  The book San Antonio Uncovered lists six San Antonio landmarks built in old rock quarries – Sunken Gardens and Sunken Garden Theatre, Trinity University Alamo Stadium, San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the Quarry Market/Lincoln Heights/Quarry Village/Quarry Golf Club.

Longhorn Quarry buildings still standing

Longhorn Quarry buildings still standing

Longhorn Quarry buildings

Longhorn Quarry buildings

Stadium with smokestacks in background

Stadium with smokestacks in background

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