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With opening night at the San Jose Arena two weeks away, the Golden State Warriors are finding their temporary South Bay home a tough sell for many longtime season ticket holders.
Even with the addition of 900 new season ticket subscribers for the 1996-97 season, the team has sold just slightly more than 10,000 season tickets for its 41 home games in San Jose. Last year, at the Oakland Coliseum, the Warriors brought in 12,209 season ticket holders.
Team officials insist they'll eventually surpass last year's sales total, but admit that about 10 percent of the Warriors faithful - mainly North Bay and East Bay fans - aren't riding the team's South Bay caravan. …