The AT&T Center (originally called the SBC Center) is an indoor arena on the east side of San Antonio, Texas, USA. It seats 18,581, for basketball (NBA: San Antonio Spurs, WNBA: San Antonio Silver Stars), 13,800, for ice hockey and 19,000, for concerts or religious gatherings and contains 2,018 club seats, 50 luxury suites and 32 bathrooms (16 Men's and 16 Women's).
It was completed in 2002, as the SBC Center, at a cost of $175 million, financed by county-issued bonds, which were supported by a hotel-occupancy and car rental tax increase and an additional contribution of $28.5 million from the Spurs.
SBC Communications, Inc. purchased the naming rights to the facility under a 20-year, $41 million naming rights agreement with Bexar County, the San Antonio Spurs and the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in July 2000. SBC Communications changed its name to AT&T in November 2005 after its purchase of AT&T Corporation. The arena officially changed its name to AT&T Center in January 2006.
It is home to the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL in the winter-Spring season, and the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA in the summer.In addition to many local community and sporting events, the San Antonio Sports Car Association holds autocross competitions in the parking lot each month.
After the arena referendum passed, planning quickly began for construction on the new facility. Naming rights were obtained in July 2000 when an agreement was reached with San Antonio-based SBC Communications to name the new arena the SBC Center. The agreement was reported to be for a total of $41 million over 20 years.