The San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors are set to face off against one another on Friday night.
But this won’t be just any normal NBA game – this will be one for the record books.
Ready to go at the Alamodome 🙌🤯
The NBA’s single-game attendance record is set to be broken Friday in San Antonio!
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The Spurs and Warriors are set to break the NBA’s single-game attendance record during Friday’s game.
On Wednesday, the Spurs announced that they had sold 63,592 tickets for the game which will be hosted at the San Antonio Alamodome, which is their former home.
With standing-room tickets also available, it’s possible that there will be about 68,000 people watching the game in person.
There is no doubt that this will be the biggest regular-season crowd the league has seen in about 25 years: back in 1998, more than 62,000 people watch Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls take on the Atlanta Hawks at the Georgia Dome.
As for all games in NBA history, the biggest crowd will still be the one that watched the 2010 All-Star Game in Dallas – that game brought in over 108,000 people.
Friday’s game probably wouldn’t garner too much attention on any other night – both the Spurs and Warriors are having a rough season.
The Warriors are currently the 8th team in the West with a 20-21 record while the Spurs are close to the bottom of the standing with a rough 13-29 record.
Still, fans of the team will be out in full force to support the Spurs and celebrate a game in their former home.
The match, like other NBA games being held in different countries, is an attempt by the league to drum up interest and attract more fans.
It looks like it’s working.