If you're a Golden State Warrior fan you might already know what it costs to get into a game since you've likely left with empty pockets and a bag full of stuff, or not. The cost of attending a Golden State Warriors game is pretty steep when you think about it, especially if you want the best seats and are planning on feeding yourself and a few others at the same time. Plus the rules about what you can and can't bring into the arena are pretty stiff since the list of prohibited items is about two or three times as long as the list of allowable items. It's worth it though to see a team that managed to knock off the team that features LeBron James right? I mean after all the guy has been likened to being better than Michael Jordan in his prime, so bumping off his team seems like it'd be something of a highlight for any other team in the league. But the idea of how much it's going to cost to attend a home game might make some folks think about staying at home and catching the game on the TV rather than digging so deeply into their pockets.
The tickets are pretty reasonable if you don't mind the cheap seats.
Let's face it, if you can afford the expensive seats it's definitely worth since you get closer to the action. It's the same way with any sport since the closer you get the more you can see. But if you want to go and have the experience the tickets can run as low as $98, otherwise you might be spending well over $100 and even well over $1,000 for the pleasure of watching the game from a closer seat. The experience is the greatest part of any game but if you're a "been there, done that" kind of person then you might want to up the experience. That's normal to want more, but keep in mind that your wallet will be paying the price for it.
Parking is bound to get a little expensive, if you can still find a spot.
Parking in any arena lot is going to come at a premium at times, especially if the home crowd is especially supportive. It might be better just taking public transportation as many arenas are found on several different routes and will serve as a means of getting from point A to point B. Otherwise parking is going to run about $40 to start, and this can get more and more expensive depending on where you want to park. The idea of getting to the game shouldn't include the stress of having to find an adequate parking spot, but of course if you're taking the family then it might be that the bus or other mode of transportation isn't really an option. Just keep in mind that as with any sporting arena you're going to want to give yourself plenty of time to get to the game and find a spot, otherwise the chances are good that they'll fill up quick.
The concession stands are where your money is going to start flying away in a big hurry.
The concessions at any arena aren't exactly cheap, but at Oracle Arena a beer and some chicken strips go for around $24 dollars or more, and if you want add-ons the price is going to go up. The prices for food at a lot of sports arenas is hardly cheap but this seems like gourmet prices in comparison. It's a little worse since you're not allowed to bring in any outside food or drink, meaning if you get hungry or thirsty the best you can do is bring in an empty soft plastic bottle and fill it up at the water fountain or in the bathroom. There might be some cheaper items that you can find around the arena but chances are you're going to be digging into your wallet pretty heavily in order to feed yourself and whoever you brought with you. At these kind of prices it might be time to think about sharing, or possibly filling up before you even get to the arena. Getting into what the merchandise would cost isn't even a consideration at this point for many people since they've likely already felt the pinch to their wallet just thinking about it.
In all honesty the hit to your wallet won't come from the tickets so long as you're willing to go with the affordable seats. But just for safety's sake you might want to think about bringing at least $300+ per person to a Golden State Warriors game if you plan on getting a ticket, parking, eating, and leaving with at least one piece of merchandise purchased from one of the vendors. It's not the cheapest place in the world but it's still not quite the most expensive when it comes to professional sports.
Written by Tom Foster
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