San Francisco Shock Homestand Update
Last week, the Shock announced a venue change for their first homestand weekend on March 28-29. Their “First Arrival” weekend has been moved from the historic Cow Palace to Zellerbach Hall at the University of California at Berkeley. Here are some pros and cons of the move, as well as an update to the Homestand Report.
Goodbye, Cow Palace
Despite the historic relevance of the Cow Palace, hosting the first-ever Shock homestand there was ambitious to say the least. The arena could hold 11,000 people for sporting events, and up to 16,000 during concerts. They say “go big or go home,” but this arena might have been too big for the initial foray into localization. The 2019 homestands saw great crowds and so did the Grand Finals in Philadelphia, but it’s hard to know what to expect for turnouts in a season of solely homestands.
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