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Vintage photos show the San Antonio Spurs over the years at the Alamodome.

2023 marks a special anniversary for San Antonio and Spurs fans in particular.

Fifty years ago this year, the Spurs made their Alamo City debut after the franchise moved here from Dallas, where they were Chaparral.

The team, which was part of the American Basketball Association before merging with the rival National Basketball Association in 1976, first settled in the Hemisfair arena.

The Spurs played there for 20 years until they moved across Interstate 37 to the newly built Alamodome.

There, the Spurs got Gregg Popovich as head coach and won their first national championship with the legendary David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Avery Johnson, Sean Elliott and Steve Kerr.

This undated image of the San Antonio Spurs at the Alamodome was provided by the Spurs via NBAE/Getty Images. (© Bibb T. Gault/NBAE/Getty Images)

They played at the Alamodome from 1993 to 2002 before moving to the AT&T Center and winning four more NBA titles.

Now beloved Silver and Black are returning to the Alamodome for a special night.

On Friday, The Spurs will play the Golden State Warriors. for the 50th anniversary game. (The first game at the Alamodome was against the Warriors on November 5, 1993.)

To mark the anniversary, the San Antonio Spurs franchise released vintage photos of the team and its fans when the Alamodome was home base.

Check out the images below for a glimpse into the history of the Spurs at the Alamodome.

This undated image of the San Antonio Spurs at the Alamodome was provided by the Spurs via NBAE/Getty Images. (© Bibb T. Gault/NBAE/Getty Images)
#21 Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs attempts a layup against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 30, 2001 during an NBA game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. (Chris Covatta/NBAE/Getty Images)
This undated image of the San Antonio Spurs at the Alamodome was provided by the Spurs via NBAE/Getty Images. (© Bibb T. Gault/NBAE/Getty Images)
No. 32 Sean Elliott of the San Antonio Spurs hits No. 2 Larry Johnson of the New York Knicks during Game 1 of the 1999 NBA Finals played June 16 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs beat the Knicks 89–77 to win the series 4–1. ((Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images))
This undated image of the San Antonio Spurs at the Alamodome was provided by the Spurs via NBAE/Getty Images. (© 2021 San Antonio Spurs/NBAE/Getty Images)
Panoramic view of the game between the San Antonio Spurs and the New York Knicks during Game 1 of the 1999 NBA Finals played June 16, 1999 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
This undated photo is courtesy of the San Antonio Spurs. (© Bibb T. Gault via San Antonio Spurs)
This undated photo is courtesy of the San Antonio Spurs. (© Bibb T. Gault via San Antonio Spurs)
This undated photo is courtesy of the San Antonio Spurs. (© Bibb T. Gault via San Antonio Spurs)
This undated photo is courtesy of the San Antonio Spurs. (© Bibb T. Gault via San Antonio Spurs)
This undated photo is courtesy of the San Antonio Spurs. (© Bibb T. Gault via San Antonio Spurs)
Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls of the East drives against David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs of the West as Clyde Drexler of the Houston Rockets (22) approaches during the second quarter of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 11, 1996 , in San Francisco. Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Johnson) (Associated Press)

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