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More than 68,000 Spurs fans pack Alamodome, setting new regular-season NBA record

The Friday game drew the biggest regular-season crowd in NBA history, with 68,323 fans in attendance.

SAN ANTONIO — After months of anticipation, the hometown Spurs and defending champion Warriors played in front of 68,323 NBA fans at the Alamodome Friday night, the biggest regular-season crowd in league history. 

Hall of Famer David Robinson came out before the fourth quarter to announce the size of the crowd, telling fans that San Antonio had once again set the standard for the NBA. 

Tipoff wasn't until 6:30 p.m. but fans could be seen filing into the east-side facility – and the team's former home – as early as 4 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. the doors opened.

Meanwhile, we got an early look at the stage where the Spurs and Warriors will play. 

Credit: Tony Morano / Special to KENS5.com
Credit: Tony Morano / Special to KENS5.com
The (temporary) hardwood court at the Alamodome is sporting the Spurs' alternate Fiesta colors ahead of the team's game against the Warriors on Jan. 13, 2023.

Attendees were also amassing at VIA Park and Ride's Crossroads location Friday afternoon before being bussed to the Alamodome. 

Credit: Kristin Dean / KENS5.com
Fans gather at VIA Park and Ride's northwest-side hub to be taken to the Alamodome on Jan. 13, 2023.

Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Click here for five things to watch out for in the game, and here for parking and transit options. 



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