June 28 in San Antonio history…
Construction workers began lifting the roof of the Convention Center Arena in order to add 6,000 extra seats. The 2,260-ton roof will take three days to be raised 33 feet. The construction work should be completed in the fall of 1978.
The St. Anthony Hotel, due to reopen in January after a $10 million renovation, may be renamed. In April 1981 when the hotel was purchased by Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation, the name was changed to the Hotel St. Anthony Inter-Continental. According to a company representative, the Hotel is due to be renamed the Hotel Inter-Continental San Antonio – removing St. Anthony completely.