Spurs set NBA record attendance of over 68,000 for Alamodome game against Steph Curry, Warriors |  News, scores, highlights, stats and gossip

Spurs set NBA record attendance of over 68,000 for Alamodome game against Steph Curry, Warriors | News, scores, highlights, stats and gossip

Spurs set NBA record attendance of over 68,000 for Alamodome game against Steph Curry, Warriors |  News, scores, highlights, stats and gossip

Fans help light up the Alamodome ahead of an NBA basketball game between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors in San Antonio, Friday, January 13, 2023. The game was played at the Alamodome in an effort to set a new single-game attendance record for an NBA game.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Photo AP/Eric Gay

An NBA record 68,323 fans watched the San Antonio Spurs game against the Golden State Warriors at the Alamodome on Friday.

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record. breaking. Atmosphere.

The official attendance for today’s Spurs-Warriors game at the Alamodome was 68,323 😱 pic.twitter.com/hjQl75f6Dv

Warriors star Stephen Curry commented on the atmosphere at halftime.

The Spurs ultimately lost 144-113, but the result seemed almost secondary to the scene in San Antonio.

The Spurs are celebrating their 50th season as a franchise dating back to and as part of the ABA era anniversary celebrationthey returned to their old house for one night. They played at the Alamodome from 1993 to 2002 and won the 1998–99 NBA Championship during that period.

Most of the seating at the Alamodome was closed when the Spurs originally played at the venue, but still regularly drew over 20,000 in a season, with an average of 22,449 fans in the 1994–95 season. San Antonio opened more venues during the 1999 NBA Finals and drew 39,554 fans in Game 2 against the New York Knicks.

The previous record for most fans at an NBA game was 62,046 on March 27, 1998, when Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Atlanta Hawks 89–74 at the Georgia Dome.

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