SAN ANTONIO ( Associated Press) – The San Antonio Spurs could break the NBA attendance record when they host the Golden State Warriors on Friday.
The Spurs announced Wednesday that they have sold 63,592 tickets for the game, which will take place at the Alamodome, their former home in San Antonio. It is possible that including standing room, Spurs’ attendance could be as high as 68,000.
In any case, he claimed to have broken a record that had stood for almost 25 years. The largest number of attendees for a regular season game in the NBA—according to ticket distribution—was 62,046 people who came to the Georgia Dome on March 27, 1998, to watch Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls face the Atlanta Hawks.
The record attendance in league history is 108,713 for the 2010 All-Star Game at the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
Excluding the All-Star, Friday’s game would be the fourth NBA game to exceed 50,000 in attendance.
Two were at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan – the Detroit Pistons hosted 52,745 against Philadelphia on February 14, 1987, then drew 61,983 against Boston on January 29, 1988. This record stood till 1998.
The Alamodome’s NBA attendance record was 39,554 until June 18, 1999, when New York visited San Antonio in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Spurs announced the record in their usual modesty: they issued a press release that simply read “63,592”. They played at the Alamodome from 1993–2002 before moving to their current home.