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Spurs will set new NBA single-game attendance record Friday against Warriors in Alamodome

General Views of the Alamodome

SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 11: A general view of the exterior of the Alamodome on October 11, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. The Alamodome will host the 2018 men’s Final Four. It will be the fourth time the men’s Final Four has been played inside the Alamodome. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)

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As of Thursday, that’s how many tickets have been sold and distributed for Friday night in the Alamodome in San Antonio, where the Spurs will host Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. It will be a record for an NBA regular-season game (the old record was 62,046, set on March 27, 1998, in the Georgia Dome to watch Michael Jordan and the Bulls beat the Hawks).

The Alamodome is no stranger to basketball, it has hosted multiple NCAA Final Fours.

This will still be second on the all-time list for most people to watch an NBA event live if you count the 2010 All-Star Game at the Dallas Cowboys’ then-new stadium, 108,713. Previously there have been three NBA games in football stadiums that have drawn more than 50,000: two games at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1997 and 1998, plus the Georgia Dome game. The Spurs played Game 2 of the 1999 NBA Finals at the Alamodome before a crowd of 39,554.

Don’t be shocked if this is a rough shooting night, players say it takes a while to adjust to the depth perception in a larger arena.

That said, the novelty of the event has caught the eye of other coaches.

“One of these days, we’ve got to do something outside and pack 100,000 down here in south Florida,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after his team beat the Bucks Thursday night. “Let’s do that. Make that happen.”