Clock Runs Out On Memorable Decade For Bay Area Sports

: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The last 10 years will be remembered as perhaps the greatest decade in the history of Bay Area sports.

In 2015, the team brought home its first championship in 40 years. The Dubs brought home two more championships in the next four years. 

While the Giants and the Warriors ended their droughts, the San Francisco 49ers and San Jose Sharks fell just short. 

“The sort of middle-income and below person is increasingly in the position that they can’t afford to go to games,” he said, “and it’s made worse by the fact that most of the tickets are sold on a season ticket basis.”

Noll expects Oakland to keep its last franchise, the A's, which should stabilize the Bay Area sports picture in the 2020s.

“Economically, it’s not important at all because it doesn’t develop any additional economic development,” he said. “I think the main issue from Oakland’s point of view is simply as an amenity in the city.”