According to this report, the Warriors will be moving to San Francisco in 2017 at earliest.
As I have said before, I don’t want this to happen. The idea of the Warriors moving to San Francisco just hurts me as both the A’s and Raiders also have uncertain futures in Oakland.
Traveling to San Francisco to watch the Giants play baseball from the other side of the Bay is a hassle. It will be the same for the Warriors. Plus, going to Oakland is a lot easier than going to San Francisco.
And I don’t want to generalize San Francisco people, but some people from San Francisco are snobby about Oakland. They always make fun of Oakland and they are so in love with their own city. A part of the fanbase will be hurt by having the team move to San Francisco.
The Warriors will become a product of San Francisco and it will distance itself from the idea of being a Bay Area team. It will be engulfed into the identity of San Francisco and I am afraid that it will lose its luster.
Maybe I am wrong but this is one of my concerns about the move. Not only would getting to the games be much harder, but the team will become a product of San Francisco and I just don’t like it.
At least the team is still staying in the Bay. Now find a way to save the A’s from leaving the Bay!