The WNBA is set to expand, with the Golden State Warriors leading expansion efforts. The team is expected to bring a new team to the Bay Area.
According to ESPN, the team will center in Oakland and play at the Chase Center. The Warriors will operate the team. This aligns with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s effort to bring two new franchises aboard by 2025.
The most recent expansion of The W came in 2008 when the league added the Atlanta Dream.
The WNBA is nearing a deal to bring a franchise to the Bay Area, per @ThompsonScribe.— Front Office Sports (@FOS) September 27, 2023
Once finalized, the team would share both the Warriors' HQ in Oakland and the Chase Center.
An announcement could come as soon as next month. pic.twitter.com/3zyBVw3dqI