About AT&T Center
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that goes for their sports arenas as well as everything else. San Antonio’s AT&T Center, a multi-purpose indoor venue that can hold more than 19,000 adoring fans, is proof of the “bigger is better” approach for which the Lone Star State is so very well known.
History of the AT&T Center
The AT&T Center was built over a period of two years from 2000 to 2002, specifically at the behest of the San Antonio Spurs. These NBA superstars were more than done with sharing the Alamodome, their old digs on the other side of town, and jumped at the chance to get their own arena where they’d be the top dog for once.
The new venue, when compared to their old one, is so much better suited for the Spurs. The Alamodome was first and foremost a football stadium, and the Spurs used just half of it for their home games. The configuration was, well, pretty damn terrible, and fans constantly complained about the awful acoustics and terrible sight lines. Not so with the AT&T Center. Designed first of all to provide great views of the court no matter where you were, it’s proven an incredibly popular venue for the Spurs, certainly satisfying the team and its legion of fans.
What Makes the AT&T Center So Special?
Even though it’s already a thoroughly modern venue, it was renovated in 2015 for a general sprucing up. This includes an update of its scoreboards and expanding its WiFi access to ensure every nook and cranny of the stadium has a signal strong enough to handle nearly 20,000 fans updating their social media all at once. It’s an experience to be sure – you’re in for a great time if you’re about to catch the Spurs live on their home turf, so pick up tickets today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is AT&T Center located?
The AT&T Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena on the east side of San Antonio, Texas.
What kind of events does AT&T Center host?
Aside from basketball and hockey games, the venue is also the annual host of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, autocross competitions for the San Antonio Sports Car Association, and countless concerts have been held there over the years – including Black Sabbath’s final show of their farewell tour in 2016! So, there’s always a great variety of AT&T Center events to choose from.
Which team is playing at AT&T Center?
AT&T Center was built for the San Antonio Spurs (NBA) to provide them a home of their own where they would be the main draw, which was vastly different from the Alamodome. That being said, the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage has been a welcome tenant since the very beginning as well.
Where can I park for free at AT&T Center?
There are more than 7,000 parking spaces in 7 different official lots for AT&T Center events, so, there is ample parking around the stadium for all fans.
What is the seating capacity of AT&T Center?
18,418 fans can enjoy AT&T Center sports events. For other events and concerts, the venue can host up to 19,000 people.
Who owns AT&T Center?
The AT&T Center is owned by Bexar County.
How do I get to AT&T Center using public transport?
If you don’t want to drive or are looking for a cheaper option to parking, you can catch San Antonio’s Metropolitan Transit. With stations all over the city, it’s fairly easy to reach the stadium stress-free!