The Scene Surrounding The 2013 NBA Finals (San Antonio Edition)
Games 3, 4 and 5 of the 2013 NBA Finals will be played in the Alamo City of San Antonio. San Antonio is certainly no stranger to hosting pro basketball's grandest event, when considering that this is the Spurs fifth appearance in the Finals since 1999.
San Antonio will be the definitive location of NBA Finals games on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. This guaranteed 5-day stretch of hoops ensures that the South Texas city will bear witness to a bevy of activity, courtesy of the worlds of sports and entertainment.
Just like during the Miami portion of the series, iFolloSports.com is the fan's behind the scenes source regarding the scene in and around San Antonio, during this season's Final. Below is a look at life in Spurs country, throughout the upcoming week.
1 AT&T Center Pkwy, four miles east of downtown San Antonio
The Spurs 18,500-seat, 11-year-old arena will serve as the site for Games 3, 4 and 5, as well as the practice venue for both teams during the Finals, with the Spurs also spending time at their Northwest San Antonio practice facility.
16641 La Cantera Parkway, northwest San Antonio
Located 21 miles northwest of the AT&T Center and 19 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, this luxury property will serve as the base hotel for the visiting Miami Heat, during their extended stay in Texas.
Places To Encounter Sports & Entertainment Figures Near Heat Hotel & Spurs Residences
15900 La Cantera Pkwy, northwest San Antonio (1.5 miles south of Heat hotel)
As a result of the Heat's presence at the nearby Westin resort, and the fact that the vast majority of Spurs players and coaches live in the surrounding northwest San Antonio area, this high end shopping mall will be filled with activity, throughout the duration of Games 3, 4 and 5.
23651 Interstate Highway 10, Leon Springs, Texas
Situated six miles north of the La Cantera attractions and one mile north of the Dominion Country Club (many Spurs either live within the gated country club community or just outside), this low key Italian restaurant is a well known hangout for numerous past and present Spurs personnel.
Places To Encounter Sports & Entertainment Figures Near Arena & Downtown
889 East Market Street, downtown San Antonio
101 Bowie Street, downtown San Antonio
420 West Market Street, downtown San Antonio
600 East Market Street, downtown San Antonio
123 Losoya Street, downtown San Antonio
The above properties will all serve as epicenters of media, sports and entertainment activity, throughout the Finals.
The world famous dining, nightlife and shopping corridor (located one level beneath the downtown San Antonio surface streets) will be a bevy of activity throughout the Finals. Due to the centralized, pedestrian-friendly nature of the Riverwalk, the adjacent Rivercenter Mall and above surrounding hotels, this stretch of San Antonio will be filled with commotion through the upcoming weekend.
300 E Crockett St, downtown San Antonio (Rivercenter Mall)
219 East Houston Street, downtown San Antonio
1170 East Commerce Street, downtown San Antonio