Spurs set NBA attendance record of over 68,000 at Alamodome against Steph Curry, Warriors |  News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors

Spurs set NBA attendance record of over 68,000 at Alamodome against Steph Curry, Warriors | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors

Spurs set NBA attendance record of over 68,000 at Alamodome against Steph Curry, Warriors |  News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors

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

AP Photo/Eric Gay

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

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Save. Breakup. Atmosphere.

Official attendance tonight for the Spurs-Warriors in the Alamodome is 68,323 😱 pic.twitter.com/hjQl75f6Dv

Warriors star goaltender Stephen Curry commented on the atmosphere at halftime.

The Spurs ended up losing 144-113, but the result seemed almost secondary to the scene in San Antonio.

Spurs are celebrating their 50th season as a franchise dating back to their ABA days, and as part of that Birthday party, they made a one-night return to their old home. They played in the Alamodome from 1993 to 2002 and won the 1998-99 NBA Championship during that time.

Most Alamodome seats were closed when Spurs originally played at the venue, but they still consistently drew more than 20,000 people per season, averaging a peak of 22,449 fans during the campaign 1994-95. San Antonio opened up more seats in 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 beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-74 at the Georgia Dome.

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