ABOUT THE SANTA CRUZ WARRIORS

What are the Santa Cruz Warriors?
The Santa Cruz Warriors are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. Santa Cruz is one of 14 NBA D-League teams that has a one-to-one relationship with its NBA parent club. The team plays its home games at the Kaiser Permanente Arena, which is conveniently located at 140 Front Street in Downtown Santa Cruz. In their first season, the Warriors had three GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA and reached the NBA D-League Finals.

How do I get tickets?
Single game tickets for all Santa Cruz Warriors games of the 2013-14 season are now on sale. For details, please stop by our offices at 903 Pacific Avenue or call Dana Knops, Director of Ticket Sales, directly at 831-713-4393. We are also selling mini-plans, like the Warriors Weekend Flex Pack and the School Night Special. Finally, we also have special packages for groups like birthdays, company outings and fundraisers.

What's it like going to a game?
Many fans are familiar with attending a minor league baseball game like the San Jose Giants. The NBA D-League is similar in providing a fun, affordable, family entertainment product, but different in the sense that the competition is only one level below the NBA. In the NBA D-League, fans will see first and second round draft picks, in addition to veterans either attempting a comeback or working through a medical rehab program. It is exciting, fast-paced basketball!

Where can I park for game days?
Event-day parking is available throughout Downtown Santa Cruz during the entire season, with more expensive parking closer to the Kaiser Permanente Arena. The following lots are available for $10:

  • Lot 23 (Front St./Laurel St. West)
  • Lot 27 (Front St./Laurel St. East)
  • Depot Park (Center St. near the Pacific Avenue Traffic Circle)

Lot 3, the Cedar/Church garage, will be available for $5.

All other Downtown garages and lots (including the Municipal Wharf) will be available on a first-come first-serve basis with the economical pricing of $.50 per hour to $5 all day. For a map of City lots, click here. Fans can also find available lots by downloading the city’s parking app.

There are 12 disabled parking spaces at Lot 17, which is off Laurel Street Extension near Wheel Works, and 6 disabled spots on both sides of Spruce Street where it intersects with Front Street.

Season ticket holders are encouraged to purchase pre-designated parking spots in a City lot that will be theirs throughout the season. Please contact Marlin Granlund, City of Santa Cruz Parking Program Manager, at mgranlund@cityofsantacruz.com or (831) 420-5184.

What other events take place at Kaiser Permanente Arena?
Besides 24 regular season Santa Cruz Warriors basketball games, Kaiser Permanente Arena plays host to University of California Santa Cruz basketball, high school basketball including the Aptos High School Warriors NorCal Invitational, the Santa Cruz Derby Girls and much more. In addition to basketball, Kaiser Permanente Arena can accommodate jiu-jitsu, wrestling, cheerleading, and general community events like a Red Cross blood drive.

How does my company become a sponsor for the Santa Cruz Warriors?
The Santa Cruz Warriors are committed to working with local businesses and nonprofits. For any sponsorship questions, please email Danny Keith, Director of Sponsorships, at dkeith@santacruzbasketball.com.

How can I get a Santa Cruz Warriors player to come to my event?
Email appearance requests, including a description of the event, to Leonie Mendoza, at lmendoza@santacruzbasketball.com.

How can I perform at halftime or sing the National Anthem at a Santa Cruz Warriors game?
Email an mp3 or YouTube clip to Devin Dismang, Manager of Operations, at ddismang@santacruzbasketball.com. If you’d prefer, you can send or drop off a CD at our offices at 903 Pacific Avenue, Suite 101, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Where can I buy Santa Cruz Warriors merchandise?
Merchandise is available at our team headquarters at 903 Pacific Avenue. We are open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Santa Cruz Warriors gear is also available for online purchase.

How can I connect with the Santa Cruz Warriors online?
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, or Tumblr.

How do I get a job with the Santa Cruz Warriors?
We held a job fair for part-time game day staffers before the start of the season. If you weren’t able to attend, please email application materials to questions@santacruzbasketball.com.

How can I book the Kaiser Permanente Arena for my event?
For any inquiries about the Kaiser Permanente Arena, please email Erika Beutler, at ebeutler@santacruzbasketball.com or Devin Dismang at ddismang@santacruzbasketball.com. Be sure to like the Kaiser Permanente Arena on Facebook!



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QUESTIONS?

We want to hear from you. If you have any questions or comments that are not mentioned on this page, or if you'd like to find out how you can support the efforts in Santa Cruz, please call (831) 713-4400, fill out the form below or contact the appropriate staff member.

Basketball Operations: Pat Sund or Jonnie West - Associate General Managers

Tickets: Dana Knops - Director of Ticket Sales

Sponsorship: Danny Keith - Director of Corporate Sponsorships

Marketing/Advertising: Erika Beutler - Senior Director of Marketing

Public & Community Relations:: Gina Antoniello - Director of Public & Community Relations

Facility Operations:: Devin Dismang – Manager of Operations or Tyler Weyermann – Facility Manager