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AT&T Center, San Antonio,  Texas
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: Brian Burt
Inside the AT&T Center at 4am
Inside the AT&T Center at 4am
Published: 2011/02/17
Channel: randyuser
Golden State Warriors @ San Antonio Spurs / April 2, 2014 / AT&T Center, Section 224
Golden State Warriors @ San Antonio Spurs / April 2, 2014 / AT&T Center, Section 224
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: Lala4674
Spurs vs. Cavs AT&T Center-The "Spurs Experience"
Spurs vs. Cavs AT&T Center-The "Spurs Experience"
Published: 2016/01/17
Channel: weathered150
San antonio Spurs 101- 98 Oklahoma Thunders. The Super Box at AT and T Center.
San antonio Spurs 101- 98 Oklahoma Thunders. The Super Box at AT and T Center.
Published: 2012/05/29
Channel: aldjazairi1
Inside AT&T
Inside AT&T's Network Operations Center
Published: 2013/06/05
Channel: PCWorldVideos
Performing Arts San Antonio Performance at the AT and T Center
Performing Arts San Antonio Performance at the AT and T Center
Published: 2010/08/08
Channel: Performing Arts San Antonio
AT and T Center, paying bills!!
AT and T Center, paying bills!!
Published: 2014/05/26
Channel: EnjoyingLife
Drone Shots of the AT&T Center
Drone Shots of the AT&T Center
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: Shep McAllister
Long Distance 1941 AT&T 15min
Long Distance 1941 AT&T 15min
Published: 2012/02/15
Channel: Jeff Quitney
AT&T Archives: The UNIX Operating System
AT&T Archives: The UNIX Operating System
Published: 2012/02/22
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
A tour of AT&T
A tour of AT&T's Network Operations Center (1979) - AT&T Archives
Published: 2012/11/19
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
AT&T CLOSES CALL CENTER DURING WORKDAY! TELLS EMPLOYEES TO KEEP TAKING CALLS! This is WHAT HAPPENS.
AT&T CLOSES CALL CENTER DURING WORKDAY! TELLS EMPLOYEES TO KEEP TAKING CALLS! This is WHAT HAPPENS.
Published: 2016/11/25
Channel: MC Akademiks
Justin Bieber January 12, 2013 - AT&T Center San Antonio, Tx
Justin Bieber January 12, 2013 - AT&T Center San Antonio, Tx
Published: 2013/02/01
Channel: crazydozboyz
The EPIC finale for the Spurs Vs Warriors game @AT&T Center San Antonio, Tx 5/6/2013
The EPIC finale for the Spurs Vs Warriors game @AT&T Center San Antonio, Tx 5/6/2013
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: jstarrXx
Justin Bieber AT&T Center San Antonio
Justin Bieber AT&T Center San Antonio
Published: 2010/11/10
Channel: agentliz
AT&T Archives: A Modern Aladdin
AT&T Archives: A Modern Aladdin's Lamp, about vacuum tubes,1940
Published: 2014/04/29
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
AT&T Archives: A 20-year History of Antiballistic Missile Systems
AT&T Archives: A 20-year History of Antiballistic Missile Systems
Published: 2011/08/08
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
Bon Jovi Lost Highway Live at AT&T Center in San Antonio March 17, 2011 03/17/2011 HD
Bon Jovi Lost Highway Live at AT&T Center in San Antonio March 17, 2011 03/17/2011 HD
Published: 2011/03/18
Channel: Serpephone
If Call Center Employees Were Honest
If Call Center Employees Were Honest
Published: 2015/08/13
Channel: Boldly
AT&T Archives: Seeing the Digital Future (1961)
AT&T Archives: Seeing the Digital Future (1961)
Published: 2012/05/11
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
IL DIVO-SOMEWHERE
IL DIVO-SOMEWHERE
Published: 2009/06/22
Channel: Karen Rios
Installing the Phone System of the World Trade Center (Bonus Edition) - AT&T Archives
Installing the Phone System of the World Trade Center (Bonus Edition) - AT&T Archives
Published: 2012/09/11
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
The Bat Returns to San Antonio!
The Bat Returns to San Antonio!
Published: 2015/12/29
Channel: NBA
Demi Lovato Concert at San Antonio AT@T Center Steptember 10,2016
Demi Lovato Concert at San Antonio AT@T Center Steptember 10,2016
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: George Morales
2016 AT&T American Cup - Full Broadcast - NBC
2016 AT&T American Cup - Full Broadcast - NBC
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: USA Gymnastics
AT&T Center Time Lapse
AT&T Center Time Lapse
Published: 2012/10/23
Channel: Chris Wenk
Maroon 5 New Song At AT&T Center San Antonio Texas
Maroon 5 New Song At AT&T Center San Antonio Texas
Published: 2016/09/04
Channel: Graxt 2003
AT&T Center after Spurs Win
AT&T Center after Spurs Win
Published: 2012/05/30
Channel: HeyHondo
UNIX: Making Computers Easier To Use -- AT&T Archives film from 1982, Bell Laboratories
UNIX: Making Computers Easier To Use -- AT&T Archives film from 1982, Bell Laboratories
Published: 2014/01/27
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
Spurs Fan Shop -- Spurs Insider
Spurs Fan Shop -- Spurs Insider
Published: 2011/02/13
Channel: Best Buy
Adentro del AT & T Center de los San Antonio Spurs
Adentro del AT & T Center de los San Antonio Spurs
Published: 2012/02/08
Channel: Franko Dol
Ana Gabriel en AT& Center, San Antonio, Texas
Ana Gabriel en AT& Center, San Antonio, Texas
Published: 2011/08/19
Channel: juancabebe87
Bon Jovi Thorn in My Side Live at AT&T Center in San Antonio March 17, 2011 03/17/2011 HD
Bon Jovi Thorn in My Side Live at AT&T Center in San Antonio March 17, 2011 03/17/2011 HD
Published: 2011/03/18
Channel: Serpephone
Spurs vs Lakers @ ATT Center
Spurs vs Lakers @ ATT Center
Published: 2015/12/16
Channel: memoriesareforever
Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs - Full Game Highlights | Game 1 | May 1, 2017 | NBA Playoffs
Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs - Full Game Highlights | Game 1 | May 1, 2017 | NBA Playoffs
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: NBA Highlight Factory
T-Mobile Customer Support Rage Prank - Ownage Pranks
T-Mobile Customer Support Rage Prank - Ownage Pranks
Published: 2014/07/27
Channel: Ownage Pranks
Roger Waters - Money - Pink Floyd - AT&T Center San Antonio - 1/7/17
Roger Waters - Money - Pink Floyd - AT&T Center San Antonio - 1/7/17
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: rushfanbytor
San Antonio Spurs Intro 2015 - 2016
San Antonio Spurs Intro 2015 - 2016
Published: 2015/11/05
Channel: Jakedasnake21
Metallica “The Night Before”HD Full  Concert at San Francisco’s AT&T Park
Metallica “The Night Before”HD Full Concert at San Francisco’s AT&T Park
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: Milos Markovic
San Antonio Spurs Cumbia Cam at the AT&T Center
San Antonio Spurs Cumbia Cam at the AT&T Center
Published: 2016/02/06
Channel: thejunior903
Minecraft - MEGABUILD - AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys) + DOWNLOAD [Official]
Minecraft - MEGABUILD - AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys) + DOWNLOAD [Official]
Published: 2015/07/15
Channel: PreFXDesigns
Spurs AT&T Center
Spurs AT&T Center
Published: 2008/10/20
Channel: Joe Su
Finale of the Trans Siberian Orchestra concert, ATT Center, San Antonio, TX 12-19-2015
Finale of the Trans Siberian Orchestra concert, ATT Center, San Antonio, TX 12-19-2015
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: Joe Gluckman
SOLD - 4407 Hampstead St, San Antonio, TX Presented by SA Realty Watch Group.
SOLD - 4407 Hampstead St, San Antonio, TX Presented by SA Realty Watch Group.
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: Randy Elgin
Kallie Johnson at the AT&T Center
Kallie Johnson at the AT&T Center
Published: 2015/12/06
Channel: Jeremy Johnson
Connected Health: New Foundry Focuses on Health Care & IoT | AT&T
Connected Health: New Foundry Focuses on Health Care & IoT | AT&T
Published: 2016/07/11
Channel: AT&T
V.I.P Tour of AT&T Stadium Home of the Dallas Cowboys (Review and Photo Tour)
V.I.P Tour of AT&T Stadium Home of the Dallas Cowboys (Review and Photo Tour)
Published: 2013/10/26
Channel: TBJ Sports & Talk
Atlanta
Atlanta's New Innovation Center - AT&T Foundry®
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: AT&T
AT&T Archives: Genesis of the Transistor
AT&T Archives: Genesis of the Transistor
Published: 2011/08/22
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
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AT&T Center
AT&T Center logo (2016).svg
ATTCenter.jpg
AT&T Center at night
Former names SBC Center (2002–2006)
Address 1 AT&T Center Parkway
Location San Antonio, Texas
Coordinates 29°25′37″N 98°26′15″W / 29.42694°N 98.43750°W / 29.42694; -98.43750Coordinates: 29°25′37″N 98°26′15″W / 29.42694°N 98.43750°W / 29.42694; -98.43750
Owner Bexar County
Operator Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Capacity Basketball:
18,797 (2002–2009)
18,581 (2009–2015)
18,418 (2015–present)[1]
Ice Hockey: 16,151 (6,374 with curtain system)
Concert: 19,000 (maximum capacity)
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground August 24, 2000
Opened October 18, 2002[5]
Construction cost US$186 million
($248 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect Ellerbe Becket[3]
Kell Muñoz Architects[4]
Lake Flato Architects[4]
Project manager Project Control[4]
Structural engineer Jaster-Quintanilla & Associates[4]
Services engineer Goetting/Curtis Neal[4]
General contractor Hunt/SpawGlass[3]
Tenants
San Antonio Rampage (AHL) (2002–present)
San Antonio Spurs (NBA) (2002–present)
San Antonio Stars (WNBA) (2003–2014, 2016–present)

The AT&T Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena on the east side of San Antonio, Texas, United States. It is the home of three professional sports teams: the San Antonio Spurs (National Basketball Association), the San Antonio Stars (Women's National Basketball Association), and the San Antonio Rampage (American Hockey League).

The arena seats 18,418 for basketball, 16,151 for ice hockey, and 19,000 for concerts or gatherings, and contains 2,018 club seats, 50 luxury suites and 32 bathrooms. It was opened in 2002 as the SBC Center, at a cost of US$175 million, financed by county-issued bonds, which were supported by a hotel-occupancy and car-rental tax increase and an additional contribution of $28.5 million from the Spurs.[6] SBC Communications, Inc., purchased the naming rights to the facility under a 20-year, $41 million naming rights agreement with Bexar County, the San Antonio Spurs, and the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in July 2000. SBC Communications changed its name to AT&T Inc. in November 2005. The arena officially changed its name to AT&T Center in January 2006.[7]

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association holds the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and an Xtreme Bulls tour event annually there. The Rodeo is held in February, necessitating the Spurs and Rampage to make a long road trips during this time (commonly referred to as the "Rodeo Road Trip").

On the weekend of August 1–2, 2009, the Professional Bull Riders hosted a Built Ford Tough Series event there (an event previously held at the Alamodome in 2007 and 2008).[citation needed] Since May 2013, the venue has also hosted the annual Bud Light River City Rockfest.[8][9]

In addition to many local community and sporting events, the center hosts San Antonio Sports Car Association autocross competitions in the parking lot each month.

Alamodome[edit]

The Jessica Redfield Press Box.

Previously, the Spurs played at the Alamodome, a multi-purpose facility with a configuration that allowed half the floor space to be used for basketball. Although the Alamodome was still relatively new (opening in 1993), it had become clear over the years that the Spurs were using it for most of the year, making it difficult to schedule contiguous dates for conventions or even a regular-season football schedule. The Alamodome's seating capacity could be expanded to 35,000 for popular regular-season opponents, and attracted nearly 40,000 for a 1999 NBA Finals game. Although it had been designed with the Spurs in mind, the Spurs and their fans grew increasingly dissatisfied with the facility because of its poor sight lines and cavernous feel. The Alamodome's basketball configuration had the basketball court at one end of where the football field would have been, leaving almost half of the stadium curtained off. Being primarily a football stadium differentiated the Alamodome from most other NBA facilities, including the Spurs' previous home, HemisFair Arena.

Additionally, since the Alamodome opened, there had been a plethora of new arena construction including facilities such as Conseco Fieldhouse (now Bankers Life Fieldhouse), which, in addition to offering an intimate atmosphere, offered teams several new revenue generating opportunities, including suites located on the lower levels and large club level seating areas.

New facility[edit]

Logo used from 2006 to 2016.

The Spurs campaigned for several years for a new facility. The Spurs and the city had come to an agreement to build a new facility adjacent to the Alamodome, but in a last-minute reversal, the team partnered with Bexar County to construct a new arena adjacent to the Freeman Coliseum. As a part of the agreement, the facility would be home to the Spurs, a new ice hockey team (what became the Rampage), and the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo event.

The facility would be funded through an increase of hotel and car rental taxes, and Bexar County voters approved the plan in November 1999. Coincidentally, the election was held on the same day the Spurs received their NBA Championship rings for their first NBA championship.

Rick Pych is the Chief Development Officer of the AT&T Center and led the Spurs franchise through its development, construction and opening in 2002.

Unlike most arenas that can accommodate basketball and ice hockey, AT&T Center was primarily designed for basketball. Nevertheless, it can accommodate an NHL-sized ice hockey rink, but it can only accommodate a maximum of 16,151 people for ice hockey since the seating arrangement for ice hockey is asymmetrical. There are only a few permanent rows of seating on the lower level of the west end, and all of the upper-level sets on the west end of the arena have obstructed views. This would result in poor sightlines. However, the seating capacity for Rampage games is under 7,000 people, making the upper level not necessary for those events.

In 2012, the Rampage renamed the press box to the "Jessica Redfield Press Box" after Jessica Redfield, an aspiring news broadcaster and a former team intern who was killed in the Aurora theater shooting.[10] The arena has also hosted many WWE events including numerous episodes of WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown and the following pay-per views: Royal Rumble (2007), TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2009) and Vengeance (2011).

Construction[edit]

After the arena referendum passed, planning quickly began for construction on the new facility. Naming rights were obtained in July 2000 when an agreement was reached with San Antonio-based SBC Communications to name the new arena the SBC Center. The agreement was reported to be for a total of $41 million over 20 years.

Ground was officially broken on the facility in August 2000. The arena's basic design was similar to many of the other newer arenas in the NBA, thanks to the choice of Minneapolis-based Ellerbe Becket as the primary architects. A nationally recognized, local architecture firm, Lake/Flato, was teamed with Ellerbe Becket to work on the design of the structure. Lake/Flato is responsible for introducing a South Texas vernacular to the overall look of the arena. Ellerbe Becket was responsible for Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis) design as well as Capital One Arena (Washington, D.C.).

Renovations[edit]

On December 9, 2014 the Bexar County Commissioners Court gave Spurs Sports and Entertainment permission to begin up to $101.5 million in renovations to the AT&T Center.[11]

The renovations started in the summer of 2015 when the San Antonio Spurs ended the 2015 season. They are planned to include a new scoreboard, updated televisions inside and outside of the arena, a new state of the art sound system, and improved wifi that will cover about 90% of the venue. Expansions to the fan shop and other major parts of the AT&T Center are also in the plans. The renovations were funded by a 2008 tax increase for improvements to the Tobin Center, parts of the Mission Reach expansion, and the rodeo grounds located next to the AT&T Center.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chan, Lorne (October 29, 2015). "New Food Options For The New AT&T Center". National Basketball Association. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "AT&T Center (formerly SBC Center) San Antonio, Texas, USA". Ellerbe Becket. Archived from the original on January 20, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "AT&T Center". Kell Muñoz Architects. Archived from the original on January 20, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bragg, Roy (October 19, 2002). "Arena Tips Off With Style". San Antonio Express-News. Archived from the original on January 6, 2003. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "About AT&T Center". AT&T Center. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "SBC Center now known as AT&T Center". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  8. ^ Buffkin, Travis (2016-02-05). "River City Rockfest Announces 2016 Lineup Including Megadeth, Disturbed, The Sword, Hatebreed and More | Blogs | San Antonio Current". Sacurrent.com. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  9. ^ Nanda, Jay (2015-06-08). "River City Rockfest spotlight: Linkin Park". AXS.com. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  10. ^ Rivers, Matt (October 13, 2012). "San Antonio Rampage Honor Colorado Theater Massacre Victim". KSAT. San Antonio. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ Spurs (2014-12-09). "Bexar County approves $101.5 million renovation to the AT&T Center". Spurs. San Antonio: Spurs Sports and Entertainment. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  12. ^ Spurs (2015-06-04). "AT&T CENTER ENTERS FULL RENOVATION MODE". Retrieved 2015-07-04. 

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Preceded by
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Home of the
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