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1 AT&T Center Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78219 US

AT&T Center

Home team: San Antonio Spurs

Capacity: 18,500

Open date: 10/18/2002

AT&T Center, now one of the best-known arenas in modern American basketball, is the fortress of the San Antonio Spurs. Its story goes back to 1973 when the team was part of the American Basketball Association and played at the Hemisfair Arena. For two decades, the Spurs dominated in what was known as contemporary basketball’s most electrifying arena.

In 1993, the team relocated to a newly established Alamodome, a dome stadium constructed with hopes the city would get a franchise with the NFL and, by extension, an upgrade deal. The Spurs drew some of the largest gatherings in the league for games that could reach 39,500 in seating.

However, due to Alamodome’s uninspiring sightlines, they sought greener pastures in the late 1990s. In 1999, after voters approved an increase in car rental and hotel taxes to finance building a new arena, the Spurs committed $28.5 million to the cause. Half of the construction war chest was obtained from private donors. When this new arena was completed, it was called the SBC Center. It was named after SBC Communications, who bought naming rights for $41 million.

After two decades, AT&T took control over SBC Communications and as one of the deal's perks, renamed the facility to the AT&T Center. On October 18th, 2022, the San Antonio Spurs played on the court for the first time to make the rebrand official.

Unmatched Elegant Design

The arena’s exterior has a South Texan allure. On the inside, visitors can check out the history and memorabilia of the Spurs. Since the court is designed to stand below street level, fans with lower-level game tickets are not compelled to walk up before getting to their seats. The AT&T Center has three levels, including a set of 50 high-end suites. It has a fan shop, and some of the headlining restaurants in the city can be found here.

Since moving to this facility, the Spurs have maintained one of the best NBA records. The team has won 82% of its games and racked up three league championships. The Spurs fans are some of the most consistently supportive in the game, and they have had many more triumphant seasons in San Antonio.

The San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs were founded in 1967 and were one of the original American Basketball Association teams. Since joining the NBA, they have become one of the league's most successful franchises, having claimed several conference titles and division championships.

Since its inception, the team has featured several key rosters, including household names like Geroge Gervin, David Robinson, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginóbili. Coach Gregg Popovich has headed the team since 1996, making him one of the longest-serving managers in the NBA.

With Popovich, the Spurs have been five-time champions. This, among others, has earned him regard as one of the most competent coaches in the league’s long history.

The Spurs have participated in a fair number of community outreach programs. Chief among them is the Spurs Foundation, which focuses on youth development, education, and health schemes tailored to the San Antonio area.

As you already know, the team’s fan base is dedicated and passionate; some have been supporting it for a couple of decades. The Spurs’ success and involvement in community development have made them a treasured sports franchise in the city.

The AT&T Center Getting its Third Name

In August 2023, the arena was renamed to the Frost Bank Center under the new ownership of Frost Bank, a Texas-based, 155-branch bank that has long been one of Spur’s most deep-pocket backers; it was the team’s first jersey patch sponsor.

In 2022, the bank secured a naming rights partnership to the Rock at La Cantera entertainment district, which is in close proximity to the new home ground. While Legends Global Partnerships was in business with Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) for the search of naming rights, Frost Bank sealed the deal without its specialist assistance.

In addition to the fresh signage, the partnership includes a comprehensive community impact initiative centered on financial security. As part of the commitment, the San Antonio Spurs are slated to open practice in an upgraded facility, thanks to a commercial development worth $500 million.

Events at AT&T Center

The Spurs have a busy schedule for 2024, starting with a match against the Indiana Pacers, a member of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference, on Sunday, March 3rd.

On Monday, March 11th, the Spurs have another play with the Golden State Warriors, a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

The next day, they go head to head with the Houston Rockets, which is part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference.

As one would expect, the Center is not all about basketball derbies. Come March 14th, it will host another of its jaw-dropping concerts in an event featuring Drake. On March 15th, Drake will be back on stage with J.Cole.

Other sensational entertainment acts, such as Luis Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Peso Pluma, Zach Bryan, Jerry Roll, and Iron Maiden, will just as well grace the venue this year.

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Transportation and Parking

If you have gotten your hands on some Spurs tickets or are going to a concert at the venue, you might find that the heart of Texas is not quite the transportation capital as one would expect from a city unofficially rivaling New York. Nevertheless, options remain.

You can use VIA’s Park and Ride service to sidestep hours-long traffic before and after visiting. It is available in Randolph Boulevard, Crossroads Mall, Frank L. Madla Transit Center, and Ellis Alley Transit Center. Taxis can be availed outside the West Entrance, close to the Freeman Coliseum.

If you're self-driving there, general parking comprises six reasonably priced lots. Lots 2 and 3, closest to the arena, cost $20, while further away, Lots 1 and 4 cost $15. The last two lots go for $10, which are the farthest from the center and more convenient, are priced at $10.