The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Warriors, come out and play


Yeah, so, poor Oakland.

First the A’s owners are trying to take their team elsewhere, and now the Warriors are fleeing to San Francisco.

So why are the Warriors coming to SF? Because they are going to get a shiny new stadium, that’s why. The plan is to build a privately funded (yeah right) stadium at Pier 30-32 along the Embarcadero.

Honestly, I don’t give a crap about basketball. I love baseball. See? But I have been to some Warrior games in Oakland, and I usually have a good time, because I like to drink and yell in public. Might I go to more basketball games if the team in San Francisco? Sure, if someone is kicking me free tickets.

I don’t know how I feel about the location of the new Warriors’ stadium. It’s on the Embarcadero, right by the Bay Bridge. It doesn’t sound like they have a really great plan in place for parking. AND, more importantly, this might affect one of my favorite brunch spots in San Francisco, the Hi-Dive.

One of my favorite things to do in San Francisco is have brunch with my mighty, mighty good man David and the Spawn at Hi-Dive followed by a walk along the Embarcadero. The Hi-Dive has tasty food. It’s affordable. There’s no wait for brunch (a San Francisco rarity). Plus, there’s a view of the bay. I don’t want this ginormous stadium to ruin it.

Why does the stadium need to be built on the water? It’s basketball. It’s indoors. It’s not like you can see the view from the seats. Unless the stadium is going to be made of glass … Oh my god! Is the stadium going to be made of glass?! [crosses fingers] Please let it be made of glass. Please let it be made of glass. A glass stadium filled with guys throwing balls around. What could possibly go wrong?

So, yeah, this stadium will bring jobs and tax money to the San Francisco, but it’s going to spoil my brunch plans. It must be stopped! Who’s with me?


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

2 thoughts on “Warriors, come out and play

  1. Why walk along the nice waterfront when you can walk by a stadium? San Francisco is one of a few cities that hasn’t ruined its waterfront with freeways. It’s not like the area needs it either. Build the new stadium in an area than can prosper as a result, just like what Telephone Park ended up doing. And really, basketball doesn’t need to be waterfront.

  2. I could give a crap about basketball. Let them stay in Oakland. Oakland needs the revenue. Or put them in Antioch.

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