How badly do Golden State Warriors fans want to just get into the building for a home game?
We’ll soon find out.
The team sent an email to its fans on Monday offering a monthly “In The Building Pass.” The pass simply gets a fan into the team’s Oracle Arena for every home game for $100 a month.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry will not play Monday against the Clippers or Tuesday against the Hawks as he continues to recover from a left groin strain, but Golden State will welcome back Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston.
The mobile pass does not include a seat, and with no access to the seating bowl, doesn’t even include a view of the court itself. The team says fans who purchase the pass will have access to the arena’s bars and restaurants and can watch on the televisions in the club areas. Fans do have a chance to receive one of the Warriors giveaways if they are one of the first 10,000 people into the arena.
Fans can purchase up to four “In The Building” passes, although each one must be connected to a name, and they are non-transferable. Warriors spokesperson Lisa Goodwin said the team plans to sell 200 passes each month, starting with November, and that the pass will automatically renew each month through April, as the offer is not being extended to the postseason.
There are currently 44,000 people on the Warriors season-ticket waiting list.
It is believed this is the first time a team has offered fans a ticket merely to get into the building without viewing access. The Dallas Cowboys, since 2009, have offered standing-room-only tickets to its games called Party Passes, but people in the first couple of rows can actually see the field.
The Warriors will play in front of a sold-out crowd for the 300th consecutive time on Tuesday night. The streak began on Dec. 18, 2012, in a game against the Hornets, who back then hailed from New Orleans.
Only three teams, the Oklahoma City Thunder (349 games), Miami Heat (385 games) and Dallas Mavericks (751 games) claim to have longer active sellout streaks.