The San Antonio Spurs don’t have a lot to root for this season.
At least, they will be able to brag about breaking the record for the largest attendance in a home game in NBA history.
The Spurs will go back to their former home, the Alamodome, and have already sold over 63,500 tickets for their Friday night game vs. the Golden State Warriors.
San Antonio showed up 🤝
The Spurs will break the NBA’s all-time attendance record (previously 62,046) on Friday at the Alamodome. pic.twitter.com/OE3FmI5K3E
— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) January 12, 2023
Moreover, they could have as many as 68,000 fans in attendance by the time of the jump-ball.
When asked about it, Stephen Curry opened up on how different the feel is when playing in a dome, and claimed to be looking forward to the experience:
“It’ll be very unique,” Curry said. “It’s be cool to be a part of hopefully a record-setting night. I’ve never been to the Alamodome. I have played in a dome before at Ford Field in Detroit during our tournament run in . And it’s a wild experience. The court’s in the middle of the floor. Sightlines are a little different. Depth perception is a little different. But there’s nothing that can prepare you for the atmosphere of … there’s kind of like, anytime a shot is made or there’s something to cheer about, there’s kind of a delay kind of vibe where you hear the first couple of rows go crazy and then it would kind of be like a wave that went through the arena. (…) I know Spurs fans are legit so we’ll see how the road atmosphere is. They have a real home-court advantage with that many people. Should be amazing.”
Of course, the Spurs will have a tough time beating the reigning champions, but maybe those 60K+ fans will be more than enough to lift them past the Dubs.