SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The city of Oakland’s fight to keep the Golden State Warriors appears to have ended with the team announcing that it’s inked a deal to buy a plot of land in San Francisco’s Mission Bay.
The team hopes to have a new arena open there in time for the 2018 season.
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There hasn’t been a peep out of Oakland city officials since the Warriors announced the news. Does that mean this was a foregone conclusion? Mayor Jean Quan said you couldn’t find a more loyal group and I couldn’t agree more.
The plan for the waterfront arena was becoming too complicated with regulatory problems, but this move, a $250 million move to buy land on unregulated land that won’t come under most of those conditions.