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‘It hurts to see them go’: Oakland’s sorrow over losing the Warriors to wealthy San Francisco

The team’s championship run is bittersweet this time as they prepare to leave their home of 47 years

In the days leading up to the final series of professional basketball in Oakland, the yellow and blue of the city’s beloved home team, the Golden State Warriors, shone from every corner.

But in just a few weeks, Oakland will no longer be able to call the Warriors its own. When this season ends, the team will make the move across the bay to the $1bn Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors leave behind Oracle Arena, their home for the past 47 years, and a stalwart fanbase all too familiar with being left behind in an ever-changing world.

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