SAN ANTONIO – Hail was seen ripping through the roof of the Alamodome on Thursday night during the Texas Class 5A girls basketball state semifinal.
KSAT sports producer/reporter Andrew Cely said the game between Wagner and Frisco Liberty in the dome stopped early in the fourth quarter after hail started coming through the roof.
Hail just slipped through the Alamodome roof – play has stopped early in the 4th quarter – Wagner trails Frisco Liberty 46-35 with 5:35 to play #KSATsports #KSATbgc
— Andrew Cely (@ACelySports) March 3, 2023
Patricia Muzquiz Cantor, director of Convention & Sports Facilities for the City of San Antonio, issued the following statement:
“Shortly after 8 p.m., a fast-moving severe thunderstorm over downtown San Antonio produced strong wind gusts that drove small hail and rain sideways through the exhaust fan vents on the Alamodome roof. The falling precipitation caused a brief delay in the UIL Girls State Basketball Tournament. Play was able to continue after crews cleaned and dried the playing surface. The Alamodome roof will be evaluated for any hail damage Friday morning.”