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WARRIORS WELCOME THE PUBLIC WITH OPEN ARMS TO PRACTICE HOME
Published October 24, 1997
Warriors officials said Wednesday that the City of Oakland was "misinformed" when it was told the public would not have access to the team's new training facility, according to Stacey Wells of the OAKLAND TRIBUNE. The city contributed $1M to the $7M facility, which opened October 9. Warriors Legal Counsel Robin Baggett said that an agreement between the team and the city allows Oakland to use basketball courts "for conventions," and youth basketball clinics "can and will be held at the site." But Kent Sims, Oakland's Deputy Dir of Community & Economic Development, said that despite the deal, the city cannot use the training center because it "was built without an adequate public entrance and exit, public restrooms," or a storage area for a temporary floor cover. Baggett said that a public entrance was built and will open in December. But he said the city is responsible for public restrooms and storage for the protective floor cover (OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 10/23).