Warriors have sold out 40 consecutive games.
Due to demand, the Golden State Warriors have opened up a season-ticket waiting list as they continue to sell-out games at the Oracle Arena.
The Warriors will cap season-ticket sales at the current franchise record of 14,500 and start a waiting list, which would then leave around 5,000 seats available per game for those who wish to purchase tickets on a mini-plan or single-game basis.
With the likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and summer acquisition Andre Iguodala strengthening the roster and leading them towards more post-season basketball this year, the attendance figures have been consistent over the past twelve months.
While the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are amongst the other franchises who currently have waiting lists, Golden State have also decided to cap their sales ahead of plans to build their new privately funded arena in San Francisco which is designed for 18,000 seats.
“We looked at the experience of other teams who had the opportunity to sell out their buildings on season tickets alone,” said Rick Welts, the Warriors’ president and chief operating officer as reported by ESPN.
“And we determined that wasn’t a good idea. There are people who want to sample our product who just can’t afford season tickets and we don’t want to shut them out.”
It is understood that the Warriors already have around 200 people signed up to their waiting list, and considering their 3-1 start to the season they can expect the supporters to continue to arrive in their numbers.
The franchise has sold out 40 consecutive games, the longest streak since the current arena was expanded to its current capacity of 19,596 for the 1996-97 season.