SAN ANTONIO — The AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs, will soon be a mecca for voters in the 2020 general election.
Bexar County officials made the announcement in September that the AT&T Center will serve as a voting site - including early voting days from Oct. 13-30 and Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
“Our goal from day one has been to expand opportunities for voters to engage in the process, particularly in larger venues where we can maximize spacing and ensure safety," said Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez. "This partnership with the Spurs is emblematic of what our hometown organization represents: community, civic engagement and giving back. It’s a true win-win.”
Also in September, a huge drive-thru voter registration event was held at the facility.
This will be the first time the AT&T Center has been utilized for voting in a general election. County officials and a representative from the Spurs said the 13,725 sq. ft. space on the plaza level concourse will allow for a larger voter turnout, which will of course help the public to practice social distancing guidelines.
“As stewards of the AT&T Center, it was important for our organization to pursue this opportunity and collaborate with the county for safe voting locations in our community,” said Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO RC Buford. “We firmly believe that voting is one of the most important and effective steps towards achieving equity for all. We’re proud that the AT&T Center has always been a place where the community comes together and it’s now a privilege to be able to turn it into a safe space where all voices can be heard.”