Golden State Warriors
The multi-purpose facility located in Oakland, California, the Oracle Arena primarily serves as the home four for the National basketball Association’s Golden State Wariors.
The arena opened in 1996 and was originally known as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena.
The venue had a full renovation done in 1997 and was then renamed from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena to The Arena in Oakland. The name was changed again in 2005 to Oakland Arena, and changed again the following year to its current name, the Oracle Aren.
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The Warriors have played at the arena since their inception, except for the one year that the stadium was under major renovations.
• Capacity: 19,596
• Opened: November 9, 1968
• Location: 7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, California 94621
• The California Golden Bears from the Pac-10 played in the arena during the 1997-’98 and the 1998-’99 seasons while their own home was being renovated.
• Before the Warriors played in the stadium, the first team to inhabit the arena was the California Seals of the Western Hockey League. They moved from the Cow Palace in 1966 to play at the stadium now known as the Oracle Arena.
• The Golden State Warriors and the Oracle Corporation announced a 10-year agreement on October 20, 2006 to name the stadium The Oracle, or “The O”, as it’s common referred to as.
• The arena also serves to host musical entertainment and The Grateful Dead have played more shows at the stadium with 66 appearances, than any other venue.
Past and Current Teams
Golden State Warriors (NBA) (1966–1967, 1971–present)
California Seals (WHL) (1966–1967)
Oakland Oaks (ABA) (1967–1969)
California Golden Seals (NHL) (1967–1976)
San Francisco Golden Gaters (WTT) (1974–1978)
Golden Bay Earthquakes (NASL/MISL) (1982–1984)
Oakland Skates (RHI) (1993–1995)
California Golden Bears (NCAA) (part-time 1966–1996, full-time 1997–1999)