Before the start of the 2017-2018 NBA season I was blessed to receive Golden Sate Warriors season tickets as a birthday gift from a close friend of mine. My friend also informed me that I will be receiving season tickets for the Warriors first season in San Francisco. As the 2017-2018 season began to wind down, I can recall myself saying, “I can’t wait to get to San Francisco next year, this arena sucks! The seats are too tight. The bathroom is too far, it feels is as if you are running an obstacle course in route to relieve yourself. The parking sucks. You better eat before you come, and it would be wise to sneak some food in, for the obstacle course awaits. I cannot wait until we receive our seating upgrade for the upcoming season in San Francisco.
“THESE BARGAIN RATE SEATS SUCK!”
2018-2019 season/Golden State Warriors/Chase Center/ The City
Review of New Stadium…
The stadium is beautiful, the seats are spacious and comfortable. There are bathrooms around every corner, and parking is just a stone’s throw away, they even bring your food to you. It is a life changing experience!
The season started out okay, but it was nothing close to what I expected. Yes, the stadium was beautiful, but the people within it, were nothing more than stiff necks who liked to sip wine, and make business deals. The stadium is just an after hour spot for those who could afford it. The view from my handicap seat was breathtaking, but it couldn’t be any more boring, there was no one sitting next to me. I had plenty of room, but I was all alone, I missed the “THE ROWDY ONES.” Although I didn’t have to stretch before I left to relieve myself, I did miss that feeling of not knowing when to leave, or what course of action should I take to reach my destination. If I leave now, will I make it back by the start of the third quarter?” I was a part of the game, I was in the moment! The proximity of the car was a nice touch, but one can get lazy when one does not have to work for something. During many games I had to retrieve things that I left in my car because of its close proximity. When I was in Oakland, I had to take everything that I would need during the course of the game, my pills, my jacket, my food I was going to sneak in, my phone, all the necessities that I would need for the next three hours. I don’t even want to talk about the food and beverages, I don’t think that I can afford to, they might send me a bill for doing so. One bottle of wine cost $350.00 dollars, I didn’t even stay long enough to see what the other menu items cost. I guess that is why they have the food and beverage stations so close, so one can splurge on costly items in a timely manner, for they want you to get full, and buy the bar. And to make me feel even more less than, they had the nerve to not let me sneak food in, they even confiscated my one dollar bottled water, for theirs cost ten dollars per!
As the season rolled on, thoughts from my past began to haunt me…
“I can’t wait to get to San Francisco?
“This stadium is raggedy?”
“These people are loud and rowdy!
“These seats are too tight!”
“The bathroom is too far!”
“This parking sucks!”
“You better eat before you come?”
“I can’t wait to get to San Francisco next year!
“These bargain rate seats suck!”
Appreciate what you have, for the grass is not always greener!
“I MISS MY BARGAIN RATE SEAT”