The AT&T Center has had plenty of history in it's short time as the of the San Antonio Spurs. From the Spurs winning the NBA crown in 2003, seeing David Robinson sail off into retirement on top of the NBA world, to painful memories such as Derek Fisher's ".4" shot, the AT&T Center has been home to most of the Spurs' dynasty years.
However, all that history didn't impact Hornets.com's ranking of their favorite arenas in the NBA as the AT&T Center received an honorable mention:
“Some of the friendliest fans I’ve ever met. They act like they’ve been there before, which they have a few times. I like walking outside on the patio area to get some pregame fresh air.”
The top 10 were as follows:
10. Suns' US Airways Center
9. Thunder's Chesapeake Energy Arena
8. Magic's Amway Arena
7. Celtics' TD Garden
6. Mavericks' American Airlines Center
5. Blazers' Rose Garden
4. Lakers' Staples Center
3. Bulls' United Center
2. Pacers' Conseco Fieldhouse
1. Knicks' Madison Square Garden
Now I been in two of the top 10 arenas - Madison Square Garden and the TD Garden - and I can attest those arenas deserve to be ranked. MSG is just full of history and the closeness of the seats and fans to the game is quite an experience. As for the TD Garden, that arena is rocking all game. The fans in the stands are so emotionally attached to the Celtics that if the team wins, it's non-stop cheering. If Boston loses, it's like a funeral inside the Garden.
What do you have to say Spurs fans? Feel the AT&T Center should be ranked in the top 10? What have you noticed about the arena and the fans when you make it out to a Spurs home game?
What are they smokeing down in New Orleans? Hornets people need to worry about the Hornets winning a championship and not ranking NBA arenas. Who cares what they think I could care less what they think about the AT&T Center. I know it's one of the loudest arenas in the leauge if they need proof then maybe they should just watch our games more often instead of just ranking arenas based on dunks and non championship basketball. There's no way that the Staples Center is louder than the AT&T Center that is blasphemy! yeah some arenas maybe alot more fancy but how many of those teams can say they have won 4 titles since opening up thier doors? other than the Los Angeles Lakers none.
The Suns and the Mavs' arenas are so opposing fan UNFRIENDLY they shouldn't be anywhere on this list. 2 thumbs down!
i think our beloved AT&T Center should have been ranked in the top 10. of course, this is just Hornets.com's rankings, but being a season ticket holder and going to so many games, i've met so many nice Spurs fans and the AT&T Center is full of cheers. now when i attend games against our rivals like the Lakers and Mavs, of course, it will be a little tense when we see Laker fans and Mavs fans coming into our arena. lol. but overall, i consider the AT&T Center like a second home to me. :)
I did not like the seating areas in Portland - one section was elevated to allow for a camera platform and the rows were not elevated above the ones in front to allow for a good view of the action - all I saw was the back of the head in front of me. A move down to the fifth row didn't help much as the section I had just left seemed to loom over me. But the brew pubs for local beers were great. Of the six away arenas I have been in, the staff in Sacramento was the nicest - they were just thrilled to have someone in the seats! The rudest fans were in Memphis, but the food was good.