Days after they purchased a 12-acre property in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco to use for a new arena, the Golden State Warriors say they seek input from fans on whether they should change their name.
According to ESPN.com, the NBA franchise will keep the Warriors moniker they’ve used since they were founded in Philadelphia in 1946. But, they could re-adopt the name they were known as when they played in San Francisco from 1962-71 — the San Francisco Warriors.
“We’re very curious what our fans think of that,” Warriors president and CEO Rick Welts told ESPN.com. “I couldn’t imagine making that decision in the very near future, but we definitely want to see what our fans prefer.”
The move to a state-of-the-art venue in SF is expected before the 2018-19 season, but Welts says it’s important that the franchise preserve as much about what makes Oracle Arena one of the best home courts in the NBA.