SAN ANTONIO – It’s confirmed. The Spurs and Selena -- two San Antonio favorites -- are coming together.
The Spurs created a flurry of excitement Tuesday with a social media post that said “Coming soon to the AT&T Center...” with a graphic of an "S" intertwined with the Spurs logo on a background of roses and Selena lyrics.
On Wednesday, the Spurs released more details saying the April 3 home game against the Golden State Warriors will be Selena Night.
Fans will receive a Selena Night T-shirt with ticket purchase, and the first 10,000 fans in attendance that night will receive a commemorative Selena x Spurs rally towel.
The Spurs will launch a Selena x Spurs collection with men and women’s clothing and other merchandise. Some of the collection will be available online starting Feb. 5, other items will be available at the AT&T Center on April 3 and then online and in the Spurs Fan Shop on April 4.
“The legacy of Selena goes far beyond music,” said Becky Kimbro, Spurs Sports & Entertainment vice president of strategic brand engagement. “She continues to inspire generations of fans to celebrate culture and connect with each other – both of which are central pillars of the Spurs experience
Selena Night will feature music from the Queen of Tejano and various Selena photo opportunities. At halftime, fans will compete in a Selena-themed “Name That Tune” game and a speed painter will create a painting that will be auctioned in support of Silver and Black Give Back and the Selena Foundation.
“Having the Spurs reach out with this amazing idea to honor Selena was exciting to say the least,” said Suzette Quintanilla, CEO of Q Productions. “I have been to Spurs games and have witnessed first-hand how Spurs fans get pumped up and love to sing along and dance when they hear our music. It just makes sense – it’s a Texas thing.”
Tickets to the Spurs Selena Night are available online.