April 25, 2011

Warriors Sign Season Ticket Holder Travis Townsend
Oakland Resident Returns For Third Season Under Risk-Free Renewal Agreement

The Golden State Warriors have signed season ticket holder Travis Townsend for the 2011-12 season, co-owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber announced today. A member of the greatest fan base in all of professional sports, Townsendcame to terms on a risk-free agreement that will ensure his place at Oracle Arena next season.

“This renewal plan is just one small example of our commitment to our shareholders,” said Lacob. “We owe it to our incredible fans, like Travis, to raise our level of expectations for this organization and to perform at the highest level in all possible phases.”

Townsend, who resides in Oakland, has been a season ticket holder since the 2009-10 campaign. He attends approximately 20 games each season with his buddies and lists Stephen Curry as his favorite Golden State player due to his overall game and talent. He had a chance to win $25,000 at the final home game of the season, but his half-court shot was “about 4-inches too long and to the right.”

“I really enjoy the atmosphere at Oracle Arena,” said Townsend, who notes that Baron Davis is his all-time favorite Warriors player. “The environment is tremendous and the fans are always rowdy, especially when we are playing one of the better teams in the league.”

Townsend’s fondest memory as a season ticket holders was Golden State’s 119-112 come-from-behind win over the Sacramento Kings on January 21 this season, when the Warriors overcame a 9-point deficit with 3:00 minutes remaining in regulation and sent the game into overtime on Monta Ellis’ jumper with 0.9 seconds remaining.

“I had a couple of my buddies with me at that game against Sacramento,” said Townsend. “And they were Kings’ fans. It was extra sweet.”

“We feel very fortunate to retain a fan like Travis for the upcoming season,” said Guber. “He is a valued member of our organization, and one of the key components to the unmatched atmosphere at Oracle Arena. Our goal is to honor and reward our fans’ loyalty in every way possible.”

As a renewed season ticket holder, Townsend was automatically entered for the chance to win prizes at a recent Warriors game, including the opportunity to shoot a half court shot for $25,000 cash. See a video recap of his experience below, including the prize package he chose.