In November of 1999, the people of Bexar County in San Antonio, Texas decided that it was time for a new arena to be built.
This arena was to become the home of the San Antonio Spurs and the Stock Show and Rodeo. It later became home to the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2002 when the team moved to San Antonio from Utah.
The arena cost a whopping 175 million dollars and was designed cooperatively by the Spurs and the Stock Show and Rodeo. They were able to get this staggering sum of money through a $28.5 million payment from the Spurs and $146 million from the county.
This sum from the county was obtained by increasing the tax on local hotel occupancy and car rental taxes (collectively referred to as the visitor tax). The goal was to build a facility with the capability of hosting rodeos, championship sporting events, concerts and any other type of high-quality entertainment.
After the center ha been open for 10 years, Bexar County approved an extension of the visitor tax to finance various initiatives, and was able to set aside a portion of that money to upgrade the AT&T Center.
Silver Stars Apparel and Merchandise
Fans of every team love getting apparel that highlights their favorite team and players. The San Antonio Silver Stars have a lot of quality merchandise and apparel that allows fans to display their love for the team in style.
First, the most die-hard fans love custom apparel. Fans can purchase a replica of the Silver Stars jersey with their very own name and number choice on the back. If you have a particular player that you love, you can buy a jersey with their name and number on the back.
The Silver Stars jerseys come in black or white as a base color, with stars adorning the sides and backs in either silver or black. “San Antonio” with the players number graces the front, while the number and the players name is emblazoned on the back. This is essential apparel for any Silver Stars fan.
For the fan who prefers to flaunt their devotion to the Silver Star in a more understated fashion, there are fleece zip ups and sweatshirts available. These typically have the Silver Stars logo embroidered on the left breast of the item. Plus, they are very functional in keeping the wearer quite warm, as the fleece is of excellent quality. These items come in either white or black. The Silver Stars also sell some great short and long sleeved t-shirts which sport the teams logo. The t-shirts come in men’s, women’s and youth sizes.
The best thing about the Silver Stars apparel is that it comes in a range of prices to fit any budget. Anyone can show their support for this excellent women’s basketball team because of the range of styles and prices for the apparel.
The Silver Stars also have fun merchandise for the home and office. From payer pennants to team flags and clocks, these items make a definitive statement about your team loyalty.