ORACLE ARENA is an indoor arena located in
Oakland, California ,
United States, and is the home of the
Golden State Warriors of the
* 1 History
* 1.1 Home franchises
* 1.2 Renovation
* 1.3 The Oracle
* 1.4 Attendance records
* 1.5 The
* 2 Future * 3 Seating capacity * 4 References * 5 External links
The arena has been the home of the Golden State Warriors since the 1971 , except the one-year hiatus while the arena was undergoing renovations. It had been used by the Warriors intermittently as early as 1966 . The California Golden Bears of the Pac-10 played the 1997–98 and 1998–99 seasons at the arena while their primary home, Harmon Gym, was being renovated into Haas Pavilion . For some years before then, the Bears played occasional games against popular non-conference opponents at the arena.
Oracle has been home to Warriors playoff games in 1972, 1973, 1975,
1976, 1977, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015,
2016, and 2017. It hosted to the 2015 , 2016 and
2017 NBA Finals
The arena's first tenants were the California Seals of the Western
Hockey League , who moved across the bay from the
Cow Palace in 1966.
The owners of the
The Coliseum also hosted the American
The Bay Bombers (Roller Derby , 1966–1973) as well as the Golden Bay Earthquakes of the original MISL during the 1982–83 season and the Oakland Skates , a professional roller hockey team, all played there from 1993 to 1995. WWE also holds professional wrestling matches at the arena.
Over the years, the arena became increasingly outdated, lacking the
luxuries of newer ones. With just over 15,000 seats, it was one of the
smallest arenas in the league. Rather than building a new arena in
Oakland – or, for that matter, in
On October 20, 2006, the Golden State Warriors and the Oracle Corporation announced a 10-year agreement in which the Oakland Arena would be known as The Oracle. "The O", as it is often referred to, will continue to be managed by Oakland–Alameda County Authority (JPA) and SMG. The JPA approved the deal at its November 10 meeting. A formal press conference of the agreement was held on October 30. That formal announcement refers to Oracle Arena.
With the Warriors' resurgence since 2012,
A record-breaking crowd watching the Warriors in the 2007 NBA Playoffs.
On May 13, 2007, 20,679 fans watched the Warriors lose to the Utah Jazz 115–101 in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals . This was the largest crowd to watch a game in the Warriors' 61-year history.
That record lasted until December 14, 2007 , when the Warriors hosted the Los Angeles Lakers and packed in 20,705 at the Arena to set a new franchise attendance record.
The record was again broken on February 20, 2008, when the arena hosted 20,711 for the Warriors-Celtics game.
This record was yet again broken on April 10, 2008, when Oracle Arena
hosted 20,737 fans in a Warriors loss to the
At the end of the 2016-17 regular season, Oracle has sold out 230 consecutive home games, an active streak that has continued throughout the team's playoff run. Oracle has drawn more than 18,000 people for the past 12 seasons.
THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Early in 2013, the Warriors announced their intention to build a new arena in the San Francisco