Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/28/12
The Golden State Warriors will move from Oakland to San Francisco beginning in 2017. Golden State executives should take a cue from the Kansas City-Omaha Kings. What about having the best of both worlds? Cut the schedule in half and play in both cities, Oakland and San Francisco (20 and 21 home games each-total of 41). The public would probably be okay with this idea. Plus, it puts the night and the emotion of the game at a higher level. There would be fewer games at each arena, so it feels more special. The areas around each arena would get built up and both would benefit. The fan base gets extended, as well. Back in the day, from 1972-1978, a franchise played half its schedule in Kansas City and half in Omaha. These cities are not all that close to each other on the map. It made a lot less sense than the duo of Oakland and San Fran, which are very close in proximity. And the name – Golden State – engulfs both, one of the only pro sports names to be a moniker of such versatility. ...
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