Monday , May , 21 , 2012 Andrew Flint

Golden State Warriors Moving To San Francisco In 2017

A deal has been finalized to move the Golden State Warriors to San Francisco in 2017.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: They’ll still suck.

The Warriors will apparently have a brand new, modern, multi-use arena on Pier 30/32 that will be utilized for basketball games and other events. This privately funded arena was a linch pin in the deal. It should be completed before the 2017-2018 NBA season and will hopefully bring out the basketball fans in the bay area to breath life into the Warriors. This new arena will be a huge upgrade from Oracle Arena where Golden State currently plays. Oracle Arena first opened in 1966 and is the oldest arena in the NBA.

Sources say the move shouldn’t come as a surprise as owner Joe Lacob has been talking about a move since before he took ownership of the team. The details are still coming to light, but this relocation is a big move for a team trying to finally get on track. Hey, the Clippers made it to the second round of the playoffs, so maybe with a new city the Warriors will be a force to be reckoned with too. Not likely.


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