OAKLAND (KCBS) – With the start of basketball season around the corner, the toughest battle for the Golden State Warriors may actually be off the court.
Both Oakland and San Francisco are battling over which city the team will call home, as the Warriors are preparing for one of their most promising seasons in years.
The city of Oakland tipped off “Warriors Week” with a news conference at Lake Merritt on Wednesday. Mayor Jean Quan tried to boost fan enthusiasm for what many experts said should be a playoff team, even though the Warriors intend to move across the bay to San Francisco within the next four years.
Quan said she doubts the team’s proposed waterfront arena will win environmental approval.