AT&T Center Ranked NBA’s Best Stadium Experience of 2013

Right on the heels of Bexar county's announcement that the AT&T Center would receive some much needed upgrades, Stadium Journey announced their Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2013.

And the San Antonio Spurs are right at the top of the list…sort of.

The AT&T Center during Spurs games was ranked 9th overall in stadium experiences, behind the iconic likes of Fenway Park (Red Sox), Dayton International Speedway (Dayton 500) and Notre Dame Stadium (Fighting Irish football). But not only did the AT&T Center during Spurs games place in the top-10 overall, but the ranking was tops amongst all NBA arenas, with Staples Center during Lakers games finishing 2nd in NBA experiences, and 13th overall in all sporting events.

Sean MacDonald of Stadium Journey has the full detailed review of the AT&T Center, with rankings for Food & Beverage, Atmosphere, Neighborhood, Fans, Access, Return on Investment and Extras. But his Final Thoughts are summed up in a similar fashion to anything you would expect to be written about the San Antonio Spurs.

Watching a San Antonio Spurs basketball game is one of the most enjoyable sports experiences out there. There is really nothing to complain about. You can see one of the best teams in the league, with one of the best players in the history of the game, with one of the best coaches, in one of the best venues in all of sports. All that after an afternoon in one of America's unsung cities. Simply put – if you haven't been here, you should go as soon as possible. Like now.

Other notable NBA stadium experiences: The Houston Rockets rounded out the Top 100 overall, good enough for 5th amongst NBA facilites. Oklahoma City's Thunder experience was ranked 7th in the NBA. The Miami Heat rounded out the NBA Top-10, while the American Airlines Center during Dallas Mavericks games wasn't even worthy of a ranking. Because of course.

About John Diaz

John is a University of Houston student studying journalism and a jack of all trades (but master of none) for the Project Spurs Network. His other titles include managing editor of Spurs on Sixth and associate editor of Texas Redzone Report. You may follow him on Twitter @byjohndiaz.