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Frost Bank Center

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View of the outside of the arena when it was known as the AT&T Center

Frost Bank Center is an multi-use arena located in San Antonio, Texas that serves as the home for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The San Antonio Silver Stars/Stars of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) played in the arena from 2003 until 2014, and again from 2016 until 2017. The San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) played from 2002 until 2020.

They first started to build the stadium on August 24, 2000. The arena opened on October 18, 2002 and the Spurs had their first game in the arena on November 1, 2002. In their first game, they defeated the Toronto Raptors 91–72.[1]

When it opened, SBC Communications, Inc. bought the naming rights for the arena in a 20-year, $41 million deal and would name the arena SBC Center.[2] On December 30, 2005, the company changed it's name to AT&T Inc. and the company would decide to change the name of the arena to the AT&T Center on October 28, 2005.[3][4] On August 3, 2023, Frost Bank purchased the naming rights for the arena and renamed it to the Frost Bank Center.[5]

WWE has hosted many shows and pay-per-views at the arena including Royal Rumble in 2007, TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in 2009, Vengeance in 2011, and Hell in a Cell in 2018. All Elite Wrestling (AEW) have also hosted an episode of their weekly television show Collision on December 23, 2023.

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  1. "Raptors score record-low six points in fourth". ESPN. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
  2. "Frost Bank Center: Spurs arena gets new name after nearly two decades as AT&T Center". Sacramento Kings. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
  3. "SBC wraps up acquisition of AT&T". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
  4. "SBC to Adopt AT&T; Name; Justice Dept. Oks Mergers". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
  5. "Spurs Fiesta 5: Frost Bank Center Becomes Home". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 4, 2023.

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