Although news has been quiet on the sports front around town, there will, indeed, be professional .
In late May, the Santa Cruz City Council voted to approve the construction of a temporary arena in Downtown Santa Cruz to house the Santa Cruz Warriors — the Golden State Warriors D-League affiliate team.
Jim Weyermann, former Capitola resident and president of the Santa Cruz Warriors, said Santa Cruz is the perfect place to relocate the team because winter is slow in Santa Cruz County, and residents need a great family activity.
Thursday morning, the Warriors announced the complete season schedule for the Santa Cruz squad, which includes 24 games played locally. The first home game of the season will be Sunday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. against the Bakersfield Jam. The majority of home games will begin at 7 p.m.
See the home schedule below. To purchase tickets, click here.Date Opponent Time Sunday, Dec. 23 Bakersfield Jam 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 Springfield Armor 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 Springfield Armor 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1 Sioux Falls Skyforce 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 Tulsa 66ers 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan 13 Tulsa 66ers 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 Los Angeles D-Fenders 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 Erie BayHawks 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 Bakersfield Jam 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 Los Angeles D-Fenders 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 Maine Red Claws 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Reno Bighorns 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 Reno Bighorns 7 p.m. Friday, March 1 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 Sioux Falls Skyforce 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9 Idaho Stampede 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 Reno Bighorns 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 Idaho Stampede 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23 Texas Legends 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 Idaho Stampede 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 Idaho Stampede 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 Los Angeles D-Fenders 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6 Bakersfield Jam 7 p.m.
Are you excited for the basketball season? Upset about the money the city is spending? A little of both? Tell us in the comments!