Spurs set to break NBA singles attendance record

SAN ANTONIO The San Antonio Spurs are set to break the NBA singles attendance record Friday night when they host the Golden State Warriors.

The Spurs announced on Wednesday that they had sold 63,592 tickets for the game to be played at the Alamodome, their former home in San Antonio. It’s entirely possible that with standing-room tickets, the Spurs will be able to accommodate around 68,000 people.

In any case, they are confident that they will break the record, which has stood for almost 25 years. The largest crowd at an NBA regular season game was 62,046 people who turned out to watch Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls play the Atlanta Hawks at the Georgia Dome on March 27, 1998.

The largest crowd in league history was 108,713 at the 2010 All-Star Game at the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

With the exception of that All-Star Game, Friday’s game will be only the fourth NBA game with an attendance of more than 50,000 people.

Two of them were at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan: the Detroit Pistons drew 52,745 against Philadelphia on February 14, 1987, and then drew 61,983 against Boston on January 29, 1988. This record has stood. before playing in the Georgia Dome in 1998.

Alamodome’s record for an NBA game is 39,554 on June 18, 1999, when New York visited San Antonio for Game 2 of that year’s NBA Finals.

The Spurs announced the record in typical franchise understatement, with a press release circulating that only said “63,592”.


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