(with Quin Snyder having moved to Philly, this is the face of the franchise, believe it or not)
The San Antonio Business Journal’s W. Scott Bailey reports the Spurs’ D-League affiliate Toros have ended a 5 year tenure based in Downtown Austin’s charmless Convention Center, and will be moving to the Cedar Park Center this fall.
The Toros will tip off their first season in the new arena in November. The multi-use venue, which will seat nearly 4,700 fans for basketball, is also home of the American Hockey League™s Texas Stars.
œWe are really looking forward to continuing to present NBA caliber competition to Austin Toros fans at the new Cedar Park Center, says Rick Pych, president of business operations for Spurs Sports & Entertainment, parent company of the NBA Spurs.
œThe move will allow us to improve the fan experience beyond what we have been able to offer in past years, Pych adds.
œThe opportunity to offer our fans a more balanced schedule that includes more weekend games coupled with the convenience and amenities of Cedar Park Center make this a win for everyone, says Peter Lubell, chief operating officer for the Toros.
Translation : even a thoroughly generic, albeit modern sports arena like the Cedar Park Center is likely to provide a better basketball ambiance than the A.C.C. Also, the former is pretty empty most of the year, and perhaps the residents of Cedar Park and surrounding communities, having already accustomed themselves to spending $10 on parking for Stars games, will be a little more willing to splash out than those in Austin.