San Antonio Spurs Announce Free Open Scrimmage on Saturday, October 7

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 1, 2023) – Fans are invited to the free 2023-24 Silver & Black Open Scrimmage, presented by Ticketmaster, at the AT&T Center on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. The San Antonio Spurs will take the court for four 10-minute quarters, giving fans the chance to preview the team in action ahead of their Wednesday, Oct. 25 home opener against the Dallas Mavericks. Tickets are free and are required for entry – see details below.

Fans in attendance can get specially priced $2 draft beers and $1 soft drinks and a 25% discount at the Spurs Fan Shop inside the AT&T Center, located on the south end of the arena. Parking for the event will be free in Lots 1-7 and doors will open at 4 p.m. 

“We hope that the open scrimmage serves as a community celebration for fans to see their Spurs in action ahead of what will be an incredible season,” said Becky Kimbro, Senior Vice President of Brand Engagement at Spurs Sports & Entertainment. “Our fans are exceptionally supportive, year after year, and they deserve a fun and free celebration to kick off this highly anticipated season. We’re looking forward to hearing their cheers and seeing their spirit on display as we welcome our team back into the arena for the 2023-24 season.”

Fans at home can tune in to the Spurs Digital Fan Fest to catch the scrimmage action. Digital Fan Fest will be an exclusive live stream event in the Official San Antonio Spurs Fan Group on Facebook. The event includes an exclusive stream of the pre-scrimmage practice, merchandise and ticket giveaways, and live trivia. Streaming and event information can be found at Spurs.com/OpenScrimmage.


The Silver & Black Open Scrimmage will be ticketed due to anticipated high demand. To be eligible to receive free tickets, fans must complete the following steps: 

  • Join the Official Spurs Fan Club and enter to win at Spurs.com/OpenScrimmage
  • Both new and existing Fan Club members will need to enter to win through the above link
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 11:59 p.m. 
  • Each fan is eligible to win up to four free tickets while supplies last
  • Winners will be notified Thursday, Sept. 14 
  • Winners must claim their tickets within 72 hours of notification; if not, new winners will be selected 

Current season ticket members do not need to enter to win tickets to the open scrimmage. Members are guaranteed up to four tickets per account and will receive more information on how to claim their tickets directly from their ticket representative. Season ticket members will also have access to a members-only tailgate at the ULTRA Club ahead of tip-off. All tickets are General Admission seating and cannot be transferred or resold.


The open scrimmage will feature two efforts led by Spurs Give, including a donation drive to collect sports gear and hygiene items for girls participating in youth sports. Fans can bring their donated goods to the drop-off locations at all entrances prior to security checkpoints before entering the arena. With a goal of collecting enough items to pack 1,000 gift bags, Spurs Give will be accepting new unopened products, including hair accessories, athletic socks, new shoes of all sizes, feminine products, deodorant, additional sports clothing and hygiene products. 

Spurs Give will also be holding a Yard Sale fundraiser for fans to purchase Spurs branded merchandise and collectible items at low cost. The Yard Sale will be open in the ULTRA Club for all fans to shop starting at tip off. All funds raised through the Yard Sale will go directly to Spurs Give’s efforts of creating safe spaces to play and learn, increasing access to inclusive teams and providing a culture of belonging. Fans can also donate online by visiting MyGiving.net/Donate/SpursGive.

About Spurs Sports & Entertainment 

Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) is a value-based and community-centric sports and entertainment company that provides premier live and global digital experiences for fans across a portfolio of three teams and two venues – all supported by a passionate staff of more than 1,000 full and part-time employees. SS&E owns and operates the San Antonio Spurs (NBA), Austin Spurs (NBA G League), and San Antonio FC (USL), as well as manages the day-to-day operations of the AT&T Center, Toyota Field and STAR Complex. In November 2021, SS&E broke ground on The Rock at La Cantera, a multiphase $500 million legacy project that will extend across 45 acres and feature a human performance research center, 22-acre park, a community outdoor event plaza and space for medical, hospitality and office use. The campus will be home to the new Victory Capital Performance Center, a state-of-the-art training facility for the San Antonio Spurs, which is scheduled to open late summer of 2023. The SS&E investor group is led by Managing Partner Peter J. Holt.