Report: Golden State Warriors to Move to San Francisco for 2017-’18 Season

by May 21, 2012

That the Warriors are eventually headed to San Francisco isn’t really news, but details of the date sure is. This was first broken by a fan blogger for the Mercury News, then quickly picked up by other outlets. From Warriors World: “According to @GSWFastBreak, the Warriors have finalized plans to move from Oakland to San Francisco in 2017. The move would provide the Warriors with a brand new, modern, multi-use arena on Pier 30/32 that would be utilized not only for basketball but other various events. The privately funded arena — assuming all goes smoothly — would cut the tape before the 2017-2018 season. The move to San Francisco shouldn’t be a surprise as owner Joe Lacob has made it clear of his plans for a move since his ownership began. Oracle Arena is currently the oldest arena in the NBA — it first opened in 1966 — and while renovations took place before the 1996-1997 season, the rust was clearly showing.”