How does a team that travels as much as the Golden State Warriors stay sane? Here’s a look at their travel schedule and how they make it work.
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How the Warriors travel
The Golden State Warriors are one of the most successful basketball teams in recent memory. They have won three NBA championships in the last four years, and they show no signs of slowing down. But how do they travel?
The Warriors have their own private plane, which they use to travel to all of their away games. The plane is outfitted with all of the latest technology and amenities, and it allows the team to get to their destination in style and comfort.
In addition to their private plane, the Warriors also have their own team bus. This bus is used to transport the players and staff to and from practice, as well as to and from the arena on game days. It is also used for road trips when the team travels to play other teams in other cities.
The Warriors are one of the best basketball teams in the world, and they have access to some of the best travel options available. This allows them to focus on what they do best: playing basketball and winning championships.
How the Warriors travel compared to other teams
The Warriors have their own 757 to travel to and from games, which is pretty sweet. But they’re not the only team with a private plane — the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Miami Heat all have their own planes. The Boston Celtics have access to a team plane but prefer to fly commercial whenever possible.
The Warriors’ plane has a max capacity of 48 passengers, so it can accommodate the entire team, coaching staff, and training staff (the team has a full-time staff of 19 people). The plane is outfitted with first-class and business-class seats, as well as plenty of legroom and storage space for everyone’s luggage.
In addition to the comfortable amenities, the Warriors’ plane also has some pretty high-tech features. There are 50 hand-held Sony PlayStation Vita game consoles for the players to use during flights, as well as an in-flight entertainment system that includes 200 movies and TV shows.
How the Warriors travel during the regular season
travel by charter flight for all road games. The team charters Delta Air Lines out of Oakland International Airport (OAK). During the playoffs, they usually fly Southwest Airlines. The Warriors usually stay at a Ritz-Carlton hotel when they are on the road.
How the Warriors travel during the playoffs
During the playoffs, the Warriors take a chartered flight for every game. The team travels with about 50 people total, including players, coaching staff, medical staff, and support staff.
The team usually leaves for their destination the day before the game, and arrives in the afternoon. They have a practice that day, followed by dinner and then team meetings. The next day is game day, and they travel back home immediately after the game.
This travel schedule can take a toll on players, so the team tries to minimize time spent in airports and on planes. For example, they will often fly directly from one city to another without returning home in between games.
How the Warriors travel to away games
The Warriors typically travel to away games by charter flight. The team will fly out of Oakland International Airport or San Francisco International Airport, depending on the game’s location.
For example, if the Warriors are playing a home game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, they will fly out of Oakland and land at Los Angeles International Airport. From there, they will take a bus or van to their hotel in Beverly Hills.
The day of the game, the team will have a shootaround at the Staples Center. After that, they will head back to their hotel to relax and get ready for the game.
Two hours before tip-off, the team will leave their hotel and head to the arena. Once they arrive at the arena, they will go through their usual pre-game routine of stretching and shooting.
Then it’s time for tip-off!
How the Warriors travel to home games
The Warriors usually take a charter flight on game days, but they occasionally take commercial flights. The team flies Southwest Airlines to some games if the flight is short enough. For instance, the Warriors flew Southwest to Los Angeles for a game against the Clippers last season.
The team also flies on Delta and Alaska Airlines. The Warriors have their own plane, which is a Boeing 757-200. The plane has first-class and business-class seats, as well as seats for the players and coaches.
How the Warriors travel to practice
The Warriors travel to practice by bus. The bus is equipped with Wi-Fi, so the players can stay connected while they are on the road. The bus also has a TV so the players can watch game film while they are traveling.
How the Warriors travel to team meetings
The Warriors travel to team meetings in a variety of ways. Some players prefer to drive, while others take public transportation or ride sharing services. The team also has a private plane that they use for longer trips.
Players who drive to meetings usually carpool with other teammates who live nearby. This helps them save money on gas and reduce their carbon footprint. Public transportation is also an option for some players, depending on where they live.
The Warriors have a private plane that they use for longer trips, such as when they travel to away games. This allows the team to avoid the hassles of commercial travel, such as long security lines and delays. It also allows them to get more rest since they can sleep on the plane.
How the Warriors travel to the arena
The Warriors travel to the arena by bus. The team travels together on the bus, which is usually 45 minutes to 1 hour before the game. The team arrives at the arena about 2 hours before the game, and they have a shootaround (practice) on the court.
How the Warriors travel back home
The Warriors typically travel home on the team plane after a road game. The team plane is a chartered plane that is outfitted with first-class seats and other amenities for the players and staff. The Warriors also have a bus that they use for some short trips.