AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s official: the San Antonio Spurs are hosting four special games this upcoming season — two of them at the new Moody Center in Austin.

The special games, which also include dates in Mexico City and at the Alamodome in San Antonio, are to commemorate the team’s 50th anniversary and reach their fans in other parts of the region, it said.

The Moody Center will play host to the Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers on April 6 and the Minnesota Timberwolves come to town April 8.

KXAN first heard rumblings about the Spurs playing home games at different venues in early May, when the team’s chief legal officer asked Bexar County commissioners for permission to play four home games away from their usual home at AT&T Center. 

The plan worried some fans the owners may be considering moving the team, but Spurs Owner Peter J. Holt assured them “the Spurs are in San Antonio to stay.”

Here’s when the special home games will take place.

The Spurs will play the Miami Heat in Mexico City at Arena CDMX on Dec. 17.

The Jan. 13 game in the Alamodome is set for the Spurs’ attempt at breaking the NBA single-game attendance record. They’ll host the defending champion Golden State Warriors and try to surpass the record of 62,046 fans that saw the Atlanta Hawks host the Chicago Bulls in 1998. The seating configuration of the Alamodome, the Spurs said, will have a capacity of more than 65,000 fans.

The remaining 37 home games will be at AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Spurs open the season at home Oct. 19 against the Charlotte Hornets.

“Hosting these four games is part of our vision to purposefully engage and celebrate our entire Spurs following from Mexico to Austin, while fostering the next generation of fans,” said RC Buford, CEO for Spurs Sports & Entertainment, in a press release. “Playing in front of our Austin fans for the first time ever during the regular season, returning to Mexico City and the Alamodome will each be historic and special moments for our entire organization. We are grateful for our loyal supporters throughout our entire region and are thrilled for the opportunity to play in front of them as part of our 50th anniversary season.”

Tickets for the Austin games will go on sale to the general public on Sept. 28, but if you’re a season ticket member or a subscriber of Moody Center’s newsletter, you’ll be able to grab tickets before then:

  • Sept. 21-23: Season ticket member presale
  • Sept. 26: Spurs Fan Club, Moody Center Club Members presale
  • Sept. 27: Moody Center newsletter subscribers and social media followers presale
  • Sept. 28: General public on sale