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Coronavirus outbreak: Golden State Warriors' home games might be in jeopardy

  • There's a good chance the Warriors might play home games without fans in attendance.
Achyut Dubey
Modified 11 Mar 2020, 16:04 IST

The Warriors are officially out of the playoff race
The Warriors are officially out of the playoff race

It is local knowledge in the Bay Area that city officials have made attempts at curbing the organization of gatherings lately due to the spread of Coronavirus. On the other hand, the Golden State Warriors are continuing to hold home games at Chase Center, and drawing large crowds.

However, according to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, there are fairly strong indications that Tuesday's game might be last one to be played in front of a crowd.

Moreover, San Francisco city officials have repeatedly reached out to the Warriors management to stop holding games, after the Office of Mayor laid out a few recommendations:

“I have personally spoken to the head of the Warriors organization, Rick Welts,” Supervisor Aaron Peskin said. “I have expressed my desire that they do this voluntarily before. In the days ahead, we do it as an emergency public health order."

Welts further went on to declare that it is no longer a matter of 'if' but 'when' will the Dubs surrender to their instructions.

For now, the Warriors organisation have been cautioning the fans visiting the arenas of the consequences of a potential spread using signs at the entrance:

The Warriors lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 131-107 on Tuesday and are now officially eliminated from the playoffs.

Published 11 Mar 2020, 16:04 IST
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