It's disappointing that the city did not support Hartman's team but it's understandable. Difficult to invest in a soccer team when education is in a bad way right now. Nonetheless, I wonder how much of a "loss" the city has made since trying to woo the NFL (i.e. the Alamodome).
I'm not sure you can ever call the Alamodome a loss unless you are strictly referring to not getting an NFL team. Beyond that, it has hosted the Spurs for what....almost a decade? The Alamobowl has turned into a top second tier bowl game. Final Fours and regionals for college basketball for both the women and mens tourneys. Hosting Dallas Cowboys training camp. The All American High School game. And as of this fall, home to UTSA football. All of those things bring in lots of people, and countless dollars to the SA economy.
Not to mention the other events such as Monster Jam, concerts, wine tastings, conventions, etc etc.
People act like it never gets used. I mean, there are lots of NFL stadiums out there that don't get as many events as that. Sure we would have all loved to have an NFL tenant in the Alamodome, and that is a bummer. But I can't imagine the San Antonio landscape without it. We should be thankful for it, not dogging it.