Exterior letters at Oracle Arena were removed from the venue Thursday, showing the latest sign of its post-NBA future.
The Golden State Warriors ended their run at Oakland’s Oracle Arena at the conclusion of the NBA Finals in June, as their new arena–San Francisco’s Chase Center–is set to open next month. While it no longer hosts NBA action, Oracle Arena is remaining active as a venue for concerts and other events.
Crews were working at the facility Thursday, removing the exterior letters that spelled out ORACLE. There has not been an announcement on a new name for the arena. More from SFGate:
The Oracle Arena may be losing the Warriors — and its name — but it will continue to host concerts, events, and other sporting events. Upcoming performances include a Jojo Siwa concert in August and the Rolling Loud music festival in September, which features Future, G-Eazy, Migos, and Lil Uzi Vert.
The stadium is also still tied to the Oakland Coliseum, which is the home of the Oakland A’s for the time being (although the team has a plan to eventually move to Howard Terminal).
A new name has not yet been announced for Oracle Arena, but we do know that the naming rights no longer belong to the Warriors. The stadium planned to start marketing the naming rights in July, according to The Chronicle.
The Warriors played their final regular-season game at Oracle Arena in April. The team’s playoff run extended its stay at the facility, with the decisive game six of the NBA Finals–which the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors–marking the last NBA game at the venue.
Image courtesy Oracle Arena and RingCentral Coliseum Facebook page.