Warriors’ Stephen Curry is looking forward to one last game at Oracle Arena
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will look to stave off elimination for a second time in Thursday night’s NBA Finals matchup. The stakes can get no higher, but Curry is excited to play inside Oracle Arena one last time.
“The biggest advantage is being at Oracle one more time, where our fans can really get behind us,” Curry said via theScore NBA.
The Warriors have played their games inside the friendly confines of Oracle Arena since 1971. Next season, however, the team is moving to a newly-constructed facility: the Chase Center.
The new arena, which is being constructed in the Mission Bay area, is an impressive undertaking. The 580,000 square foot complex has multiple floors and will seat 18,064 patrons. The $1.4 billion self-financed arena also features an outdoor plaza, shopping and restaurants, a public park, and luxurious suites for the Silicon Valley elite, according to a report from businessinsider.com.
For many Warriors fans, saying goodbye to Oracle Arena will be bittersweet. For older supporters of the team, Oracle holds a certain level of nostalgia. For the younger generation, it’s the place where the team made four straight appearances in the NBA Finals.
Curry and his Warriors teammates will suit up inside Oracle Arena for the last time on Thursday night, when they’ll meet the Raptors for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Tip-off is set for 9:00 p.m. ET, with ABC having live broadcast coverage.