Newly Renovated AT&T Center in San Antonio Opens for First Game of NBA Preseason
The San Antonio Spurs’ NBA preseason home opener was the public’s first look at the $110 million renovation of the the AT&T Center, which was designed by HOK.
“‘This facility surpasses anything that you’ll see in the nation,’ Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said. ‘It’s an extraordinary amount of work that was done in a relatively short amount of time.’
“About 700 workers spent the summer working on the AT&T Center to get it ready in time for the 2015-16 season.
“There are new seats, new artwork and the centerpiece is the new scoreboard, a high-definition system with four 20-foot by 30-foot screens. Each screen of the scoreboard, video system, made by YESCO Electronics, is the size of 30 80-inch TVs stacked together and gave fans the perfect view of the Spurs’ 96-92 win.
“Fans got to see the Spurs from all new vantage points as well. On the balcony level, two new corner bars with a view of the court made for busy hangout spots.
“On the terrace level, 14 new four-seat theater boxes make for an intimate game-watching experience, with fans in the boxes enjoying their own dining area as well.”
“‘The highest possible level of teamwork made this successful,’ said Bill Crockett, a regional leader of HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. ‘This is a great home for Bexar County and Spurs Sports & Entertainment. This is the latest and greatest, newest state-of-the-art venue in the NBA and in the United States.’”
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