Rodeo Road Trip: Did You Know?

20 Fast Facts to prepare you for the Spurs’ 2017 Rodeo Road Trip
Matt Schad, Sr. Digital Developer
#1

The Spurs’ annual Rodeo Road Trip takes place every February as the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo takes over the AT&T Center.


#2

The Spurs will play six games over the course of the 22-day road trip, with the All-Star break in the middle of the trip.


#3

The Spurs will travel 7,378 miles this season.


#4

This year is the 16th edition of the Rodeo Trip, which began in 2003 when the AT&T Center first opened.


#5

The first road trip was the Spurs’ longest, covering 9,987 miles in 2003. The Spurs had an 8-1 record on the trip and won the 2003 NBA Title.


#6

The Spurs have had a winning record in 14 of 15 Rodeo trips, including a 6-2 record last season.


#7

The Spurs have an all-time record of 88-37 on the Rodeo Trip.


#8

Their cumulative winning percentage of .704 on the Rodeo Trip would equal 58 wins over the course of an 82-game season.


#9

The Spurs’ all-time leading scorer on Rodeo Road Trip games is Tim Duncan with 1,858 points.


#10

Manu Ginobili holds the mark for most points scored (46) in a Rodeo Road Trip game.


#11

Every NBA franchise has hosted the Spurs on the Rodeo Trip except for three: the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks. .


#12

“Camaraderie is always a big thing, especially with new players. You get used to each other, break bread and find out about each other's families. It makes you want to play together.” – Popovich on the Rodeo Road Trip.


#13

The Spurs have had 20 consecutive seasons with a winning road record, the best mark in NBA history. Second is the Los Angeles Lakers, with 12 consecutive seasons from 1979-80 to 1990-91.


#14

Other teams face similar quirks. The Lakers have a stretch of 8 of 9 road games and the Clippers have 10 of 11 games on the road while the Staples Center prepares for the Grammy Awards. The Chicago Bulls are on a six-game road trip because of Disney on Ice at the United Center.


#15

The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo has been named the Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for the past 13 years.


#16

More than 2,000 tons (400,000 pounds) of dirt is trucked into the AT&T Center for the rodeo.


#17

This year’s Rodeo performers include the Goo Goo Dolls, Gary Allen, and Brad Paisley.


#18

Total attendance on the grounds for the 2016 Rodeo was 2,034,497, more than the entire population of San Antonio (1.4 million) and enough to fill the AT&T Center more than 110 times.


#19

Because the Spurs are on the road for so much of February, they will have 9 home games in March.


#20

The March and April home games include visits from Golden State, Oklahoma City, and Houston.

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