The Golden Gate Warriors have been based in Oakland for nearly five decades, but team owners want to build an arena in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco and base the team there. What do you think of their proposal?
The Warriors are a basketball team in the National Basketball Association, better known as the NBA.
The Warriors were founded in 1946. Until 1962, they played in Philadelphia, where they were known as the Philadelphia Warriors. Upon moving to San Francisco in 1962, they were renamed the San Francisco Warriors.
Oakland Arena - Warriors Current Home
They were renamed the Golden State Warriors in 1971 and have played home games at the Oakland Arena, a.k.a. Oracle Arena, ever since.
They did, however, play home games in San Jose for one year while the Oakland Arena was being remodeled.
The Warriors are one of three professional sports teams based in Oakland. The Oakland Raiders of the National Football League and the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball also call the city home.
The Warriors won two championships in Philadelphia and one championship in Oakland in 1974-75.
The Warriors might have only won only one championship in Oakland, but they have done exceptionally well in the stands. They sold out every game last season. Their fans are considered among the most passionate in the NBA.
Proposed Arena in Mission Bay
Despite their success in Oakland, however, the Warriors might be headed back to San Francisco, where they played for 9 years after fleeing Philadelphia.
And there is that other issue ... will they remain the Golden State Warriors - or become the San Francisco Warriors??? The team always HAS seemed to be San Francisco wanna-be's ...
The plan is highly controversial. East Bay fans are understandably upset.
What do you think? Should the Warriors remain in Oakland, move back to San Francisco – and what about San Jose?
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