If you haven’t heard yet, San Francisco mayor Ed Lee is courting the Warriors and trying to convince them to move to San Francisco. Here’s the article.
I don’t know the logistics of moving a franchise but I do know that I have mixed feelings about the potential move.
Being an East Bay native, I have always had the Warriors as a team that’s part of Oakland. The Oracle Arena is a nice place and it’s rocking nearly every night for this team.
Having them move to San Francisco would at least change the convenience for me. (Yes, even though I’ve moved away from the Bay, I still call it home.)
Driving to the Coliseum/Oracle area is great because I have great parking spots which I never have to pay for. Also, I can take BART to the game. It’s all right there for me, all convenient.
But if the Warriors end up moving to San Francisco, the likely place for them to play would be between Piers 30-32. That sucks. That’s where I go crabbing during November.
If the Warriors do play there, wouldn’t the arena sink? More importantly, it will be like going to a Giants game. There’s no convenience. I don’t want to drive into the city for a Warriors game. The hassle of it all with the bridge toll, parking and all that stuff. Plus if I take BART, I still have to walk from downtown to the arena. That’s a 20-minute walk I don’t want to take.
I really wish the Warriors would stay in Oakland but we all know their move to San Francisco is inevitable. If they do move, I just really hope its convenient enough where they’re just a BART ride away. If they do move further away from home, I still hope it’s accessible to all the people who are in the East Bay.
I love this team too much to see them get into a bigger mess.