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Oracle Arena
Oracle Arena
is an indoor arena located in Oakland, California, United States, and is the home of the Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
of the National Basketball
Association (NBA). The arena opened in 1966 and is the oldest arena in the NBA. From its opening until 1996 it was known as the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
Arena. After a major renovation completed in 1997, the arena was renamed The Arena in Oakland until 2005 and Oakland Arena from 2005 to 2006. It is often referred to as the Oakland Coliseum
Oakland Coliseum
Arena as it is located adjacent to the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. Oracle Arena
Oracle Arena
seats 19,596 fans for basketball and 17,200 for ice hockey.


1 History

1.1 Home franchises 1.2 Renovation 1.3 The Oracle 1.4 Attendance records 1.5 The Grateful Dead

2 Future 3 Seating capacity 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] Home franchises[edit] The arena is named after Michael Weinberg and has been the home of the Golden State Warriors[2] since the 1971 season, 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.[3] It hosted to the 2015, 2016 and 2017 NBA Finals, where the Warriors won in 2015 and 2017. The 2015 victory was the first time since 1975 the Warriors won the title; however, Games 2 and 3 of the 1975 NBA Finals were played in the Cow Palace
Cow Palace
as the Coliseum was unavailable. The 2017 victory was the first time that a San Francisco Bay Area team won a title in their home venue since the Oakland A's in the 1974 World Series. The arena's first tenants were the California Seals of the Western Hockey League, who moved across the bay from the Cow Palace
Cow Palace
in 1966. The owners of the San Francisco Seals had been awarded an expansion franchise in the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
on the condition they move out the Cow Palace
Cow Palace
and into the then-new Oakland Coliseum
Oakland Coliseum
Arena. The team changed its operating name from San Francisco Seals to California Seals in order to draw fans from both San Francisco and Oakland. The Seals franchise continued to play at the arena after having transferred to the NHL, until the team moved to Cleveland after the 1975–76 NHL season.[4] The Coliseum also hosted the American Basketball
Association's Oakland Oaks (1967–1969), a charter member of the new ABA in 1967. The Oaks signed San Francisco Warriors
San Francisco Warriors
star Rick Barry
Rick Barry
away from the rival National Basketball
Association in 1968. The team was owned by entertainer Pat Boone
Pat Boone
and also had stars Larry Brown and Doug Moe
Doug Moe
on its roster. Brown and Barry are in the Basketball
Hall of Fame. After a 22–56 record in their first season, the Oaks went 60–18 during the regular season in 1968–69. The Oaks then defeated the Denver Rockets, New Orleans Buccaneers and finally the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
in the playoffs to capture the ABA Championship. However, the team was plagued by poor attendance and Boone sold the team following their ABA Championship. They were relocated to Washington and became the Washington Caps.[5] 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. Renovation[edit] 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 San Francisco or San Jose, as some wanted – the decision was made to proceed with a US$121 million renovation that involved tearing down much of the old arena's interior and building a new seating bowl within the existing structure. The original arena's external walls, roof and foundation remained intact, similar to what was done to the KeyArena
in Seattle. The renovation began in mid-1996 and was completed in time for the Warriors to return in the fall of 1997 (they played the intervening season at the San Jose Arena, home of the NHL's Sharks). Included in the renovation was a new LED
centerhung scoreboard and 360-degree fascia display. The new configuration seats 19,596 for basketball and 17,200 for ice hockey. The Oracle[edit] On October 20, 2006, the Golden State Warriors
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.[6] That formal announcement refers to Oracle Arena.[7] Oracle Arena
Oracle Arena
has long been one of the loudest arenas in the NBA. It is often called "Roaracle" because of the often painfully high decibel levels generated at Warriors games.[8][9] Attendance records[edit]

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
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.[10] This record was yet again broken on April 10, 2008, when Oracle Arena hosted 20,737 fans in a Warriors loss to the Denver Nuggets.[11] 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 per game for the past 12 seasons.[12] The Grateful Dead[edit] The Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
played more concerts (66) at this venue than at any other.[13][14] Future[edit] Early in 2013, the Warriors announced their intention to build a new arena in the San Francisco area and move back to the city.[15] It was originally suggested that the new arena would be built on the decaying sites of Piers 30–32 near the foot of the Bay Bridge,[15] but the plan was met with opposition due to concerns about traffic, environmental impacts and obstruction of views,[16] and in April 2014, the Warriors purchased a 12-acre site in Mission Bay as the site for a new 18,000-seat arena that they plan to have ready for the 2018–19 NBA season.[17] The new location eliminates the need for any voter approval, which would have been required with the original site, though it had been unanimously approved by the San Francisco Supervisors in November 2012.[18] However, due to litigation filed by arena opponents, the new arena is now planned to open at the start of the 2019–20 NBA season.[19] The new arena will be named the Chase Center.[20] Seating capacity[edit]

An interior view of Oracle Arena.

The seating capacity for basketball has been as follows:[21]

Years Capacity


























^ a b c https://digital.lib.washington.edu/architect/structures/7179/ ^ Oracle Arena ^ [1] ^ The Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum Arena ^ http://www.remembertheaba.com/Oakland-Oaks.html ^ WARRIORS: Golden State Warriors, Oracle Reach Arena Naming Rights Agreement ^ WARRIORS: Warriors, ORACLE Formally Announce Naming Rights Agreement For ORACLE Arena ^ 'Roaracle' Is The Loudest NBA Arena, But Could All That Noise Affect Your Hearing? KCBS, 2015-06-04. ^ Saracevic, Al. Explaining the 'Roaracle' Phenomenon. San Francisco Chronicle, 2013-05-19 ^ "Baron Davis hits last-second jumper in Warriors' 119–117 win over Celtics". The San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2008-12-10.  ^ Jeff Maus (August 20, 2010). "Next for the Warriors: The Oakland Warriors? Or San Francisco Bound?". Bleacher Report.  ^ "Warriors Conclude 2016-17 Regular Season with 230 Consecutive Sellouts". www.nba.com/warriors. April 12, 2017.  ^ http://www.setlists.net/ ^ http://www.deadlists.com/deadlists/venues.asp?order=4 ^ a b Matier, Phillip (February 15, 2013). "Warriors to build new arena, move back to S.F." San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
(SF Gate). Retrieved 8 May 2014.  ^ Knight Perrigan, Heather (May 22, 2012). "Golden State Warriors owners make a risky play". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved May 22, 2012.  ^ Cote, John (April 22, 2014). "Warriors shift arena plans to Mission Bay". San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
(SF Gate). Retrieved 1 April 2016.  ^ "Board gives Warriors' arena initial green light". The San Francisco Chronicle.  ^ "GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS DELAY OPENING OF SAN FRANCISCO ARENA TO 2019". ABC 7 News. January 15, 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.  ^ Dineen, J.K. (28 January 2016). "Warriors arena to be named Chase Center — bank buys naming rights". San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
(SF Gate). Retrieved 1 April 2016.  ^ 2011-2012 Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
Media Guide

External links[edit]

Official website

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Events and tenants

Preceded by War Memorial Gymnasium & San Francisco Civic Auditorium

Cow Palace Home of the Golden State Warriors 1966 – 1967 1971 – 1996 Succeeded by Cow Palace

San Jose Arena

Preceded by Madison Square Garden WTA Tour Championships venues 1978 Succeeded by Madison Square Garden

Preceded by Olympiahalle, Munich World Figure Skating Championships Venue 1992 Succeeded by Sportovní hala, Prague

Preceded by San Jose Arena Home of the Golden State Warriors 1997 – present Succeeded by current

Preceded by first arena Home of the California Golden Seals 1967 – 1976 Succeeded by Richfield Coliseum
Richfield Coliseum
(as Cleveland Barons)

Preceded by Cow Palace Home of the San Jose Sharks 1992 – 1993 Succeeded by San Jose Arena

Preceded by Madison Square Garden Host of the NBA All-Star Game 2000 Succeeded by MCI Center

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