AT&T Center enters full renovation mode

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June 04, 2015
Championship banners, belt buckles and trophies have been stored for safe keeping as the AT&T Center entered full renovation mode this week, following the final scheduled event inside the arena on Monday.  Spurs Sports & Entertainment is spearheading the $100+ million in improvements and renovations to the Bexar County-owned AT&T Center that will enhance the fan experience at all levels of the arena and will help maintain the AT&T Center as a first-class facility. Renovations to the AT&T Center will include all new seating arena-wide along with infrastructure and technology improvements. Visit NewATTCenter.com for renovation updates or to view renderings and details outlining changes to the arena.  The majority of the renovations are set to be completed by late October 2015.    
 
Construction crews began prep work for the renovations immediately following the conclusion of the Spurs and Rampage seasons last month.  Demolition to prepare and expand spaces on the Charter, Event and Terrace Levels are underway. Construction on the Plaza Level and H-E-B Fan Zone level is scheduled to begin later this month.
 
The Fan Shop at the AT&T Center will be closed for the duration of the renovation project and will reopen when the Spurs and Rampage seasons begin this fall. Additionally, guest access to the arena will be granted by appointment only. Fans looking to purchase Spurs gear can visit
SpursFanShop.com. Following renovations, a new, expanded Fan Shop will be located on the south side of the building adjacent to an enhanced SE entrance.  There will also be a new Fan Shop on the H-E-B Fan Zone Level, to provide a more convenient shopping experience for fans attending events on that level. 
 
YESCO, a Logan, Utah-based industry leader in manufacturing high-quality electronic displays, has been tapped to provide the AT&T Center with a new high-definition, center-hung video board as well as LED displays throughout the arena. The AT&T Center exterior will be updated with LED displays on the NE, SE and SW ticket towers and East Main Entrance that will give the facade a striking new look and provide the ability to showcase game action, event highlights and promotional messaging. In total, YESCO will install 15 million individual LEDs equaling 12,000 square feet of LED displays.
 
Funding for the renovations are provided by both Spurs Sports & Entertainment and the Bexar County Visitor Tax, established by voters in 1999 to build the AT&T Center. In 2008, voters approved an extension of the tax to help fund the Tobin Center, the southern Mission Reach expansion of the River Walk, youth and amateur sports facilities, as well as improvements to the AT&T Center, Freeman Coliseum and rodeo grounds, all owned by Bexar County.  The Visitor Tax is paid through a 1.75 percent hotel occupancy tax and a 5 percent short-term motor vehicle rental tax to fund construction of venues and related infrastructure that enhance economic development and tourism. 
 
The AT&T Center hosts more than 250 events annually and is home to the award-winning San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, the San Antonio Spurs (NBA), San Antonio Stars (WNBA) and San Antonio Rampage (AHL).

 
Contact:
Carlos Manzanillo, Corporate Communications Manager
(210) 444-5604