Los Spurs announced Wednesday that they have sold 63,592 tickets for the game, which will take place at the Alamodome — their former home in Saint Anthony. It’s possible that, including standing room, the Spurs could have 68,000 in attendance.
In any case, they claimed to break the record that stood for almost 25 years. The largest number of attendees to a regular season game in the NBA -according to the distribution of tickets- was 62 thousand 46 people who came to see Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls against the Atlanta Hawks in the Georgia Dome on March 27, 1998.
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 matchup will be the fourth game of the NBA with an attendance greater than 50,000 people.
Two were at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan—the Detroit Pistons drew 52,745 against Philadelphia on February 14, 1987, then drew 61,983 against Boston on January 29, 1988. That record stood until 1998.
The Alamodome’s NBA record attendance was 39,554 as of June 18, 1999 when New York visited San Antonio in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. NBA.
The Spurs announced the record in their usual modesty: They handed out a press release that read only “63,592.” They played at the Alamodome from 1993-2002 before moving to their current home.
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