The Golden State Warriors established a franchise record in season ticket base earlier this week, surpassing 14,000 full season tickets for the 2013-14 campaign, it was announced today. The Warriors, spurred by the addition of 3,250 new season tickets this summer, are currently the third NBA team to exceed the 14,000 season ticket plateau for the upcoming season.

Forward Harrison Barnes, who earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors last season, elected to surprise the individual who purchased the two season tickets that enabled the club to reach the 14,000 milestone on Tuesday. Barnes placed a phone call on Wednesday afternoon informing the fan that he planned to pay for the season tickets as a way to say thank you for the support and helping the team reach the 14,000 base.

The Warriors ended last season with 38 consecutive sellouts, the most for the club since the 1995-96 season. The team registered the second-highest single-game attendance average in franchise history last season (19,374) and averaged over 18,000 per game for the eighth consecutive season, a feat matched by only six other NBA teams during this same period (including the Bulls, Jazz, Lakers, Mavericks, Knicks and Spurs). Overall, the Warriors ranked fifth in the NBA in average attendance last season.