ALAMO HEIGHTS — With the final buzzer signaling the end of the last regular-season varsity boys basketball game, fans and friends alike bid goodbye Feb. 9 to the 70-year-old Muledome, which is being replaced by a new structure.
The game at Alamo Heights High School, which saw the Mules face off against the Sam Houston Hurricanes, marked the end of an era for the storied arena, home for seven decades to volleyball, basketball and numerous other events.
Alamo Heights Independent School District officials said this was the final farewell to the Muledome as the district starts to build new facilities approved by voters in a 2017 bond initiative.
A new, large multipurpose facility will have two gyms for the athletics program under the $135 million bond.
The game went into overtime and the Mules lost 67 to 62.
During halftime, former basketball and volleyball players, coaches and cheerleaders were invited to form a chronological lineup representing 1949 to 2019.
A reception was held afterwards.