No surprise. Bexar County Commissioners voted Tuesday 4-1 to allow the Spurs to play four home games away from the AT&T Center this upcoming season.
After the initial shock and concern two weeks ago when we first learned of the plan, SS&E Managing Partner Peter J. Holt released a letter stating that the Spurs are part of the fabric of San Antonio and are not going anywhere.
The letter, or “heartfelt statement” as put in a social media post by County Judge Nelson Wolff and Mayor Ron Nirenberg, seemed to smooth any ruffled feathers. I am sure city and county leaders have had many conversations about the Spurs plan.
The commissioners only voted to allow this for one season. The Spurs initially asked it be a two-year plan. The lone commissioner to vote against the Spurs request was Tommy Calvert from Precinct 4, the area where the AT&T Center is.
As the Spurs celebrate 50 years in San Antonio, they plan to play one game in the Alamodome, one in Mexico City and two at the new Moody Center in Austin. The Spurs say this is a plan to grow the brand and fan base.
While we will not know until the NBA schedule is released, now I want to know what games won’t be in San Antonio. Obviously for the three games outside of San Antonio, you would figure the Spurs and the league would want a good draw – which means we in San Antonio could miss out on some solid games.
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