SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are set to interrupt the NBA’s single-game attendance file on Friday night time once they host the Golden State Warriors.
The Spurs introduced Wednesday they’ve bought 63,592 tickets for the sport, which will likely be performed on the Alamodome — their former dwelling in San Antonio. It is potential that, with standing room tickets, the Spurs might host about 68,000 individuals.
Both manner, they’re assured of breaking a file that stood for practically 25 years. The largest crowd at an NBA regular-season recreation — measured by tickets distributed — is the 62,046 individuals who gathered to observe Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls meet the Atlanta Hawks on the Georgia Dome on March 27, 1998.
The largest crowd in league historical past was 108,713 for the 2010 All-Star Recreation on the dwelling of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
Excluding that All-Star Recreation, Friday’s matchup will likely be solely the fourth NBA recreation with an attendance exceeding 50,000.
Two of these have been on the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan — the Detroit Pistons drew 52,745 for a recreation in opposition to Philadelphia on Feb. 14, 1987, then had a crowd of 61,983 for a recreation in opposition to Boston on Jan. 29, 1988. That file stood till the sport on the Georgia Dome in 1998.
The Alamodome file for an NBA recreation is 39,554 on June 18, 1999, when New York visited San Antonio for Recreation 2 of that yr’s NBA Finals.
The Spurs introduced the file within the franchise’s typical understated vogue: A press launch was distributed, saying solely “63,592.” They performed within the Alamodome from 1993 by means of 2002, earlier than transferring into their present area.
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