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Warriors cap season ticket sales: Should the Bay Area have two NBA teams?

ESPN, among others, recently reported that the Warriors have reached their self-imposed limit of 14,500 season tickets, joining the Bulls, Lakers, and Knicks as the only teams to have a season ticket wait list. This leaves 5,000 seats per game for the team to sell on a single-game basis, or as part of a mini-plan. Currently sporting a 40-game consecutive sell out streak, it's not a conservative estimate to project that Warriors sell-outs will continue at least through the end of the current season.

Even in the dark years the Warriors were well-supported, which is admirable, if not entirely surprising. The region is home to two professional baseball and football teams but only one professional club in the sport that it (arguably) loves most.

The Bay Area is a diverse place, and basketball might be (excluding soccer) America's most diverse major professional sport. Demographically, the Bay Area is an NBA executive's dream, with large numbers of African-American and Asian-Americans, a significant population of South American and European immigrants, and all living together in a metropolitan area with a crazy high per capita income. It's no surprise that Warriors fans are abundant.

This begs the question: Should the Bay Area have a second NBA team? After Larry Ellison missed out on ownership of the Warriors, there were rumblings that he was considering an audacious bid for the Hornets/Pelicans franchise, with an eye towards eventually moving them to the South Bay. Whether this was a serious idea or not, it still shows that at least someone thinks this might be feasible. What do you think?

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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