The Golden State Warriors are now one step closer to moving to San Francisco. 

According to the SF Gate, on Tuesday night, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted in favor of building a new arena in the city. The Warriors currently play in Oracle Arena in Oakland but have plans to build a new modern stadium in San Francisco. The Board reviewed the environmental impact of building an arena in in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco and after some lengthy debate, approved the construction.

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee released a statement, rejoicing in the board's decision:

“This new, privately financed, state-of-the-art Golden State Warriors event center rounds out Mission Bay as an incredible and diverse ecosystem of technology, health care, science and, now, entertainment,” Lee said. “The Warriors are inspiring a new generation of fans throughout the Bay Area. I can’t wait to welcome them home to San Francisco.” 

The Warriors actually first played in San Francisco from 1962 to 1971 before moving to Oakland. Golden State hopes to move into the new arena at the start of the 2018-19 season.

Steph Curry could be walking into a new home arena in a few years.
Steph Curry could be walking into a new home arena in a few years. (USATSI)