This year will mark the 25th anniversary of Selena’s death and in honor of her legacy the San Antonio Spurs have announced they’ll host the NBA’s first-ever Selena Night April 3 at AT&T Center when they play against Golden State Warriors. In a press release, Spurs Sports & Entertainment said that the Queen of Cumbia’s legacy “goes far beyond music,” KENS 5 reports.
¡Los Spurs honrarán la legacía de Selena, con la primera Noche de Selena del NBA en el @attcenter el 3 de Abril!
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 29, 2020
“She continues to inspire generations of fans to celebrate culture and connect with each other – both of which are central pillars of the Spurs experience,” Becky Kimbro, Spurs Sports & Entertainment Vice President of Strategic Brand Engagement said. “We are honored to bring that legacy to Spurs fans with our first-ever Selena Night in April.”
The night will feature the launch of an exclusive 20-piece Selena x Spurs collection including men and women’s apparel. A special online merchandise presale featuring two pieces of the collection – a unisex short-sleeve t-shirt and a drink tumbler – will begin Wednesday, Feb. 5 at SpursFanShop.com, according to News 4 San Antonio.
Speed painter David Garibaldi will create a portrait of the Queen of Tejano Music during halftime that’ll be auctioned with proceeds going to Silver & Black Give Back and the Selena Foundation. Fan will compete in a Selena-themed game of “Name That Tune” during the game and they’ll have plenty of social media-friendly photo opportunities.
“Having the Spurs reach out with this amazing idea to honor Selena was exciting to say the least,” Suzette Quintanilla, CEO of Q Productions said, reports News 4 San Antonio. “I have been to Spurs games and have witnessed first-hand how Spurs fans get pumped up and love to sing along and dance when they hear our music. It just makes sense – it’s a Texas thing.”
Commemorations to Selena in San Antonio are commonplace with the city revealing a Selena-inspired Catrina statue and a local mural artist dedicating artwork to the iconic singer.
Ticket-and-t-shirt packages are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Spurs.com/Selena and currently selling for $150. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Selena x Spurs rally towel. Remaining items will be available for purchase beginning April 4 online at Spurs Fan Shop and in-store at the Spurs Fan Shop at La Cantera.