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Spurs' AT&T Center to be upgraded with $100 million renovation

The Spurs will make a $100 million dollar renovation to the AT&T Center this summer and fall, including upgraded seating and two new bars.

There may just be a little something for everyone in the plan to upgrade the AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs.

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.

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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.

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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.