NBA Sets New Attendance Record With Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs

Business is booming in the NBA. The San Antonio Spurs set a new league-wide attendance record when they hosted the Golden State Warriors on Friday night, packing a massive 68, 323 fans into the Alamo Dome.

Typically, the Spurs play their games at the AT&T Center, which has a capacity of 18,581. They played in the much larger Alamodome last night to celebrate their 50th anniversary in San Antonio. The Spurs played at the stadium from 1992 all the way until 2002, but the venue is usually reserved for football.

That the Spurs set the attendance record last night despite a 13-29 record entering the game speaks to the passion of Spurs fans, the enormous drawing power of the Warriors, or some combination of both. Given the success and spectacle of the event, the Spurs may be wise to make a new tradition. Maybe other teams could even follow suit. More franchises could benefit from breaking up the monotony of the 82-game season.

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