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Spurs break NBA singles attendance record at Alamodome

The San Antonio Spurs are 14th in the Western Conference with a 13–29 record. Even despite the low season, San Antonio fans responded to the call for Friday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, filling the hall with Alamod and breaking the NBA attendance record that has stood for more than 20 years.

The NBA singles attendance record was set in 1998 when 62,046 fans gathered at the Georgia Dome to watch the Chicago Bulls play the Atlanta Hawks. On Friday, January 13, the Spurs officially broke the record with a crowd of 68,323 as Silver & Black returned to their former home. The announcement comes from former spur David Robinson, who is also part owner of the team.

Sofia Lauriano left, lining up with other fans on Friday, January 13, 2023, to attend the Spurs’ game against the Golden State Warriors at the Alamodome. The team was trying to break the record for the most attended game in NBA history.William Luther/Staff

Unfortunately, the Golden State Warriors won with 144 points to Spurs’ 113. . It may have helped that the Spurs were battling the reigning NBA champion Golden State. Whatever the case, the Bulls record from the Michael Jordan era is no more.

Friday was the Spurs’ first game at the Alamodome since 2002. The Spurs played at the Alamodome from 1993 to 2002 and won the 1999 NBA Finals, the first for the franchise, after NBA Hall of Famers Tim Duncan and David Robinson.

June 18, 1999.  No. 14 Chris Dudley of the New York Knicks gets hit by No. 21 Tim Duncan and No. 50 David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the Alamodome in San Antonio.  Texas.  Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman/ALLSPORT

June 18, 1999. No. 14 Chris Dudley of the New York Knicks gets hit by No. 21 Tim Duncan and No. 50 David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Texas. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman/ALLSPORT


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June 18, 1999: Sean Elliott #32 of the San Antonio Spurs rebounds against the New York Knicks during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman/ALLSPORT


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June 18, 1999. The San Antonio Spurs face the New York Knicks in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the Alamodom Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman/ALLSPORT

Spurs fans didn’t let the score down, and MySA’s Priscilla Aguirre watched the game from the stands and noticed that the crowd was excited for five minutes. Other Spurs fans shared moments and memories on social media. Check it out below.

Fans of other teams are already showing their envy.

Fans gather for a pre-game party at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, January 13, 2023, before watching the San Antonio Spurs take on the Golden State Warriors.
Fans gather for a pre-game party at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, January 13, 2023, before watching the San Antonio Spurs take on the Golden State Warriors.Sam Owens / Staff Photographer

Sofia Lauriano and Linda Chavez pose for a photo together at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, January 13, 2023, before watching the San Antonio Spurs play the Golden State Warriors.
Sofia Lauriano and Linda Chavez pose for a photo together at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, January 13, 2023, before watching the San Antonio Spurs play the Golden State Warriors.Sam Owens / Staff Photographer

Fans wait for the doors to open at the Alamodome ahead of the San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors game in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, January 13, 2023.
Fans wait for the doors to open at the Alamodome ahead of the San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors game in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, January 13, 2023.Sam Owens / Staff Photographer

Gio Jax Espinosa, 1, rests on the shoulder of his mother Savannah Espinosa as they wait for other members of their family to arrive to watch the San Antonio Spurs play the Golden State Warriors at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Texas, Friday, January.  13, 2023.
Gio Jax Espinosa, 1, rests on the shoulder of his mother Savannah Espinosa as they wait for other members of their family to arrive to watch the San Antonio Spurs play the Golden State Warriors at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Texas, Friday, January. 13, 2023.Sam Owens / Staff Photographer

Serenity Saucedo, 9, sits on the shoulders of her father, Jerry Saucedo, as they wait in line to enter the Alamodom in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, January 13, 2023, to watch the San Antonio Spurs play. with the Golden State Warriors.
Serenity Saucedo, 9, sits on the shoulders of her father, Jerry Saucedo, as they wait in line to enter the Alamodom in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, January 13, 2023, to watch the San Antonio Spurs play. with the Golden State Warriors.Sam Owens / Staff Photographer

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