D.W. Rutledge Stadium
Hosted for more than 10 years at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Drum Corps International will take its popular Southwestern Championship event outdoors for 2010, featuring 24 corps over two days of competition on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25. Moving the event from the Alamodome, which has been a fan-favorite fixture on the annual DCI Tour since 1999, was necessary after an unanticipated scheduling conflict with the facility was confirmed at the beginning of March. DCI will move the event to Judson Independent School District's D.W. Rutledge Stadium located just northeast of San Antonio in Converse, Texas. "While we are looking forward to returning to the Alamodome in 2011, we're eagerly anticipating the new format and location of this summer's Southwestern Championship," said DCI Director of Events Susan Kuehnhold. "With incredible support coming from local school districts and music programs, we're working to ensure a great experience for fans new and old." Twenty-two of 23 World Class corps will perform over the two-day competition which will also feature special appearances by the Open Class Vanguard Cadets on Saturday and San Antonio's own Revolution on Sunday. Lineups include: Saturday, July 24 Blue Devils Santa Clara Vanguard Phantom Regiment Blue Stars Blue Knights Troopers Glassmen Cascades Pioneer Pacific Crest Mandarins The Academy Vanguard Cadets Sunday, July 25 Carolina Crown The Cadets Bluecoats The Cavaliers Madison Scouts Crossmen Spirit Boston Crusaders Colts Teal Sound Revolution The Individual & Ensemble Competition for World Class corps, historically scheduled for the week of the DCI World Championships, will still take place for the first time ever in San Antonio. To allow all corps the opportunity to participate, performers will be split over two-day days coinciding with the Southwestern Championship events. The venue for the Individual & Ensemble Competition is still to be confirmed. Individual-night tickets for the Southwestern Championship events will go on sale beginning Wednesday, March 31, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets will range in price from $25 to $45, with $20 seats available to groups of 20 or more. Individual & Ensemble Competition performances will be free and open to the public. Learn more about the DCI Southwestern Championship.