The San Antonio Spurs had to go through hell to become the franchise they are nowadays.
The team that once struggled with attendance became one of the most popular in the area.
So, after two decades of playing in the HemisFair Arena, the Spurs packed their bags and moved to the mythical Alamodome, where they spent six full years and won their very first championship in franchise history.
The Spurs set several NBA attendance records while playing in the Alamodome.
So, that’s why it’s only fitting to see them set another mark on Friday night when they go back to their old house to face the Golden State Warriors.
Ready to go at the Alamodome 🙌🤯
The NBA’s single-game attendance record is set to be broken Friday in San Antonio!
GSW/SAS, 7:30 PM ET, ESPN pic.twitter.com/EZtVqti8f0
— NBA (@NBA) January 13, 2023
As of Thursday, the Spurs had already sold over 65,000 tickets for this iconic matchup, which would already be a record with nearly 3,000 more fans than those who attended the Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls clash in the Georgia Dome 25 years ago.
According to the league’s projections, the Spurs could have as many as 68,000 fans in attendance for this game against the reigning champions.
So, while stopping Stephen Curry and the Warriors will be an uphill battle for a young and rebuilding team like Gregg Popovich’s, there’s no denying that the Spurs will have the ultimate home-court advantage in what’s expected to be an emotional game for the franchise’s diehard fans.NEXT: The Spurs Are Set To Break An NBA Record On Friday