The Golden State Warriors are one of the most followed NBA teams in the league. Having won five NBA championship trophies, the team sees new fans every season as well as more commitment from the original fans. The Warriors saw inconsistent rates of attendance from 2006-2010. As seen in the graphic, in 2006/2007, the warriors had an average of 18,104 people in attendance per game. This spiked during the 2007/2008 season to 19,630 people per game.
Finally in 2009/2010, the Warriors saw their worst turnout at 18,027 people per game. During this time, the team was facing many changes.
According to Forbes Magazine, in 2010, the Warriors were,“valued at $315 million seven months earlier, No. 18 in the league. The team had been to the playoffs just once in the prior 15 years and had inconsistent attendance at its 44-year-old arena” (Smith, 2019). Because of these unattractive statistics, the team was sold to Joe Lacob and Peter Guber for $450 million that same year.
The same article attests the success of the team to superstar Steph Curry. The Warriors have gone to playoffs every year since 2012. Consequently, their value as a team has spiked to $3.5 billion, making them the third most valuable team in the NBA after the Knicks and the Lakers. With their consistent performance and value increase, attendance has also increased. The team is averaging 19,596 people per game the last 6 seasons and continues to hold a loyal fanbase.
Since the sale of the team and acquisition of strong players such as Curry, the Warriors have won the NBA championship in 2015, 2017, and 2018 (aside from 2 prior wins in 1956 and 1975) that have also constituted an increase in support and game attendance- according to Britannica.