The Golden State Warriors are officially getting a WNBA team starting in 2025. The Women’s National Basketball Association announced that the Golden State Warriors were awarded a WNBA franchise expansion, the first since 2008.
“The Bay Area is the perfect market for a WNBA team, and we are thrilled this opportunity has finally come to fruition,” said Warriors Co-Executive Chairman & CEO Joe Lacob according to the NBA website. “We have been interested in a WNBA franchise for several years, due in part to the rich history of women’s basketball in the Bay Area, and believe now is the ideal time to execute that vision and build upon the legacy. ”
The team will be based in Oakland, and home games will be held at Chase Center. Women’s basketball has seen recent success, with last year being the most-watched regular season in 21 years. More information about the team’s branding has yet to be released, but it’s safe to say it’s exciting news for the Bay Area.