With the Golden State Warriors heading to San Francisco, the former Oracle Arena is now officially known as Oakland Arena.
The Golden State Warriors ended their run in Oakland at the conclusion of the NBA Finals in June, as construction on their new arena–San Francisco’s Chase Center–has been completed in time for the 2019-20 NBA season. Going forward, the team’s former home will be known by a different name, as the Oakland Arena moniker was unveiled Tuesday.
While the venue will no longer host NBA action, it will remain in operation for concerts and other events. A solid slate of concerts is scheduled over the coming months, and there are plans in place to maintain a busy schedule that will keep the venue active. More from The Mercury News:
And there’s more in store in the months to come, say officials from AEG/Golden Voice, the entertainment company that manages the building.
“Goldenvoice and AEG Presents look forward to continue working with the great staff at Oakland Arena, and bring world class shows to the legendary venue,” said Danny Bell, head Talent Buyer at the San Francisco division of Goldenvoice and AEG Presents.
And promoter Live Nation also plans to continue booking shows at the building, which has several improvement plans in the works, including updating the main plaza with new food and beverage choices.
“We are looking forward to the updates and improvements at the newly titled Oakland Arena,” added Jodi Goodman, president of the Northern California division of Live Nation. “We are certain it will continue to be a strong destination for artists and their fans.”
There had been signs that a new name was set to be announced, as Oracle Arena signage was removed from the venue last month. Oakland Arena originally opened in 1966 as Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena, before later becoming The Arena in Oakland and then assuming the Oracle Arena moniker as part of a naming-rights agreement between Oracle and the Warriors that was announced in 2006.
Image courtesy Oakland Arena.
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