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Business, labor leaders team up in support of Golden State Warriors move to San Francisco

Original post made on Apr 17, 2013

Business, labor and community leaders and former Golden State Warriors players Tuesday announced the launch of a new group that will organize in support of the team's proposed San Francisco waterfront arena.

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Posted by Frank Lynn, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 17, 2013 at 8:21 am

Does Oakland get a say in this? I would think the Oakland Arena serves a larger fan base - people from the East Bay, Tri-Valley, San Jose and even further inland - where more families tend to live. Should watching professional basketball really be only something that only more affluent people can participate in - people who would have the money to stay overnight at a hotel on game night and go to high-priced SF restaurants?

Posted by D W, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:44 am

Plus people forget that Oakland has the greater basketball history on either side of the Bay. Between Oakland and all of its suburbs, we have produced an impressive number of great teams from high schools to clubs to community colleges to universities. It's a shame that the Warriors prefer artificial recognition through a Hollywood mogul's testimonial-obsessed rose-rimmed view of the Bay.

Posted by D W, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:46 am

And nobody has even mentioned an Environmental Impact Report! No matter how ideal the deal is financially, environmentally, it is an absolute disaster. How do all these parties know that the new arena won't pollute the Bay?