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What’s the best thing about the Warriors being in Santa Cruz thus far?

lt parisThe best thing is the vibe. You know what I mean? It gives a good vibe to Santa Cruz, and there are a lot of people here that like basketball and they like sports. It gives the families out here something to do, and it's something to do downtown.
Paris Lenc
Santa Cruz | Barista

lt dave
There is nothing good about it. It's worthless. It's a huge eyesore over here. Where are they going to park? Who cares?
Dave Harris
Santa Cruz | Construction/Tile Setter

lt johnty
We have an ugly building with no parking with Kaiser Permanente advertised on the front. It's not a permanent structure, and so it's loud.
Johnty Hickman
Santa Cruz | Electrician

lt michael
I believe the best thing so far is that it's bringing some more revenue to town. It's going to bring a little more money to our town that we need, we’re in debt, so is everyone else, and its good to have a little bit of money income. The only problem is that there is no parking—no specific parking that was made for this complex here.
Michael Perrin
Santa Cruz | Interior Plantscape Design

lt sonja
Definitely the fact that it is a community and family event. It's a sporting event and we don’t really have anything like that. We have other events like fairs and festivals, but nothing really centered around sports. And basketball is a great game. I went to one game and it was packed with families and community members. There are a lot of good things happening around it, and I'll definitely go again.
Sonja Brunner
Santa Cruz | Human Being

Comments (4)Add Comment
Who Picks up the Tab?
written by accountant, January 21, 2013
Will be basketball fans be picking up the tab? We are now up to "close to $6 million" which the City will donate to the Warriors (the original projection was $3 million). Check the City's 2012 annual report to see how badly we are in the hole. This is going to be a big problem down the line. Note that the city has already started to raise downtown parking rates to increase revenue.

Santa Cruz Warriors
written by Santino, January 20, 2013
Went to my first game last Friday. What a blast. So much fun for the children involved in the special activities, the mascot is great, and heck, I didn't even mind the walk I had to take to and from the facility. The two teams put on a great show for the spectators. Seems to me the organization is trying to do everything right, from a small arena footprint to recycling the empties. I only see an up-side to this addition in our community.
written by Jim T, January 20, 2013
Santa Cruz Warriors - awful noise, awful traffic, no parking. Wanted to go out to eat
Friday night and there was nowhere to park - awful . This has so lowered the quality of our neighborhood....wrong wrong wrong wrong place to put a sports arena.
Computer Technician and Green Energy Consultant
written by Steve Hardin, January 16, 2013
Obviously, the negative comments are from people who have no appreciation for the sport of basketball and don't seem to be fans at all. Its a great family atmosphere that can bring excitement this time of year to downtown Santa Cruz. I'm proud when I read about the travels of the team when they go to parts of the country representing the Santa Cruz area. And they are a darn good team! Of course, I support their parent the Golden State Warriors, too! Go Santa Cruz Warriors!

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