The Golden State Warriors disrespect of their fan base continues. Earlier this summer Warriors President Robert Rowell allowed the team's star Baron Davis to leave for the Clippers. Obviously Warriors fans are not happy with the move, but being the loyal fans that they are, will likely continue to support their beloved Warriors.
So how do you think the Rowell decided to thank fans for their support after the loss of Baron? By raising ticket prices, of course.
Tuesday, CNBC's Darren Rovell reported on The NBA Fan Cost Index. Guess who had the highest percentage increase in price in the league. That's right, the Warriors. The average Warriors ticket price increased by a league high 25.3% from $31.33 in 07-08 to $39.26. Even with the price increase, Warriors ticket prices are still below the league's average ticket price of $49.47. But I guarantee none of those teams let their best player walk for nothing. As well, I guarantee that all off those teams have been to more than one playoff in the last 14 years!
But that's not all. The team is not only putting a dent in fans' wallets with increases in ticket prices, but also with outrageous concession prices. The Warriors actually have the nerve to charge the fans that have only seen one playoff team in the last 14 years the highest price for a hot dog in the entire league. $5.75 for a hotdog? Good laaaawd that's a lot of money.
I'm sure Warriors fans would not mind paying such outrageous prices if they knew they were going to get to cheer for the same entertaining team that they grew to love over the previous two seasons. However, after the Warriors ripped the hearts out of the fan base by discarding their franchise player, the last thing these folks are going to want to see is higher ticket and concession prices. Warriors President Robert Rowell must have a wish to become more hated in the Bay Area than Al Davis. And If that really is his goal, he's well on his way to accomplishing it.
Warriors Exec Robs Warriors Fans of Baron Davis and Their Money originally appeared on NBA FanHouse on 2008-10-30T02:00:00+00:00. Please see our terms for use of feeds.