Travelers coming through the Bay Area looking for a taste of lively NBA action will discover a diverse array of seating choices and fan experiences at a Golden State Warriors game. And with Oracle Arena’s locale just a five-minute stroll from a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stop, getting there from places like Berkeley and San Francisco couldn’t be easier.
This reporter was given the special opportunity to take in a game from a few different perspectives in a recent game vs. the Spurs, and discovered seating choices clearly aimed at completely different niches. The ‘Family & Friends’ offering involves two options: lower level seating that puts you at good viewpoint quite close to the court but high enough to take it all in; beginning at $99 for a pair of seats might not seem like the cheapest deal to someone who hasn’t been to a game for awhile—but given the premium nature of these seats it’s actually a tremendous savings.
Or for an even more wallet-friendly experience try the Club 200; while these seats are quite a bit higher up towards the rafters, so to speak, it’s a nice deal that starts at under $50 for two tix right now. Each of these above options includes a soda, hot dog and small bag of chips with each ticket, making it a real added value for a family, a bunch of buddies, or even an office or school group on a budget.
Brand-new this season is the Mezzanine Club, a snazzy and stylish ‘private club’ that includes all-you-can-eat dining at a good buffet lineup and wait service from their full-service bar. The ‘M’ Club is essentially an attractive bar-lounge that lets you drink and dine in comfort from your pampering perch above the game from club level. It’s best to contact the Warriors for pricing details on these seats, but suffice to say this is a cool way to see the Warriors in action.
Believe it or not, there are actually several other seating and fan experience possibilities on tap at Oracle, including a few different suite types that blend supreme views with total comfort. The Warriors also present some intriguing fan experiences for groups to potentially arrange, ranging from hanging out courtside while the team warms up to forming a high-five tunnel that greets the W’s as they come out for game-time.
True NBA fans should definitely work a Warriors game into an upcoming Bay Area visit. The array of seating options is cooler than ever, it’s easy to get out to Oracle, and the current young roster may be as exciting to watch as any in the league.