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The Golden State Warriors are expected to announce this week that they will move back to San Francisco after more than 40 years in neighboring Oakland, CSN Bay Area reported Monday.
A press conference is reportedly being planned for this week, possibly as early as Tuesday.
Several reports Sunday indicated the team had settled on a plan to build a privately funded arena on Piers 30 and 32 in the Embarcadero area, with the move scheduled for the 2017-18 season.
Though Warriors owner Joe Lacob said Sunday that he was not prepared to make an official announcement, he has repeatedly expressed interest in moving to San Francisco since buying the franchise two years ago.
Lacob and co-owner Peter Guber reportedly met at city hall with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee last week. Lee sent a letter, signed by the city's 11-member city Board of Supervisors, showing support for the move.
The Warriors' lease at Oracle Arena expires after the 2016-17 season.
Several logistical hurdles must also be addressed before any construction can begin. Earlier this year, a plan for the piers to serve as bases for the 2013 America's Cup regatta was scrapped.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, the lead organizer of the race, decided government regulations would be too difficult to work around.
Piers 30 and 32 sit on 13 waterfront acres, and the city has struggled for years to come up with a way to develop the site. The city would also have to address potential traffic issues before committing to the project.
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In a joint announcement, the Warriors, NBA commissioner David Stern and the city's mayor made it official: the team will be relocating to San Francisco.
For sometime, there have been rumors that the Golden State Warriors were planning on moving back to San Francisco, but according to a report, those plans are about to become a reality.According to the San Jose Mercury News, the team has finalized plans to move to San Francisco and an announcement will be made about the plans as soon as Tuesday. The new location for the team would...
It’s official, the Golden State Warriors are on the move. Ed Lee, the Mayor of San Francisco, Owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber, David Stern and others were on hand in San Francisco at Pier 30/32 for the announcement. The new sports and entertainment arena will be located on the waterfront, south of the Bay [...]
Numerous reports indicate the Golden State Warriors have finalized plans to move from Oakland to San Francisco and play in a multi-use arena on Pier 30/32 starting before the 2017-2018 season. The Warriors currently compete in the antiquated Oracle Arena … Continue reading →
The Golden State Warriors are ready to announce what many have long suspected: The franchise wants to move back to San Francisco.
The NBA team, commissioner David Stern and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee scheduled a news conference at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday to announce the decision to leave Oakland. The earliest the team could move would be 2017, when it can escape its lease at...
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In San Francisco, provided the waterfront arena is built in time for the 2017-2018 season...
The team, initially, played at the Cow Palace for 11 seasons after their move from Philadelphia in the early 1960's. But they moved to, what is now, Oracle Arena when Larry Ellison bought the naming rights for the Oakland...