Monday night's final Warriors home game, with the Dubs just closing out their year at Oracle against a heavily-favored Western Conference playoff team, seems like an exercise in futility. But fans may be intrigued, because now it's an exercise in futility that will only cost you ten dollars!
Those very plugged-in super fans over at Golden State of Mind have caught word that Monday night's home game against the San Antonio Spurs has been declared "Group Appreciation Night". While I have no interest in what "Group Appreciation Night" is supposed to mean, I see by clicking on Ticketmaster's Warriors page that this $10 offer is indeed real. You just enter the word "GROUP" in all-caps in the little box under "Special Offer Code", and you're buying Warriors tickets for a fraction of their regular price.
Seriously, ten bucks! You'll pay more than that for one measly glass of wine at Gavin Newsom's pricey restaurant.
These tickets would be to sit in an area called "Club 200". It sounds like a poor-man's strip club, but it's really just a classy-sounding name for the upper level.
It's the final Warriors home game of the 2008-09 season, and they're up against the playoff-bound San Antonio Spurs. Hopeless, right? Not exactly -- the Spurs have just scratched Manu Ginobili for the rest of the season, and they only have a half-game lead over the Houston Rockets for that third playoff seed in the West. Technically, the Spurs only have a three-and-a-half game lead over Dallas for the eight playoff seed in the West -- with six games remaining. These Spurs could in fact miss the playoffs entirely, and Golden State would have played a hand in their demise!
Even if not, it's great to see the Warriors offering tickets at a reduced price. Considering that fans have been paying full price lately to see a reduced roster and a reduced coaching staff, the move may be a little overdue.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who wonders if Ticketmaster will accept ten dollars in pennies and nickels.