Spurs' AT&T Center to be upgraded with $100 million renovation
The 12-year-old venue will undergo a $100 million renovation this summer and fall that includes upgrades on all five levels of the 750,000 square foot venue in Bexar County, giving all fans an improved experience.
To start, expect all new seating, including some sight-line changes on the lower level, expanded entrances and renovated concourses.
Two new bars and an expanded fan shop (don't fret, the Whataburger isn’t leaving the AT&T Center, just moving to the south and gaining an exterior entrance) highlight the general fan-friendly additions outside the seating bowl.
For the fancy folks, the AT&T Center is doing everything from transforming courtside suites to remodeling terrace-level suites.
On the technology side, a new videoboard will boast four times the amount of video space as the current iteration, and expect new LED ribbon panels, new main panels on the box office towers and a new audio system.
Located about three miles from the Alamodome and four miles from the actual Alamo, the arena's design features a series of tall porches and broad overhangs, some of which feature cables holding sheet-metal panels to mimic the look of outdoor fiestas and South Texan culture. That 2002 style won’t disappear, instead simply taking on a more modern flair by the end of October 2015.
Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, design and gear for Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.