After nearly 50 years of calling Oakland home of the Golden State Warriors, it was announced in 2012 that the Warriors were returning home to San Francisco. The new arena, officially dubbed Chase Center, was originally planned to sit between the Ferry Building and AT&T Park. But the denizens of San Francisco pushed back against that location, citing traffic concerns. Chase Center will still neighbor AT&T Park on the waterfront, just a bit to the south, in the once overlooked Mission Bay District.
Ground broke on Chase Center during their champion winning season in 2017 and is due to open in time for the 19-20 season. If you’re not excited yet, here are 4 reasons we’re hyped about Chase Center, the Warriors new arena!
1) Keeping it 💯: Privately Financed
In this modern era of sports, we have never seen a stadium or arena that was completely financed privately and built on privately owned land. Not only is this arena being built with no new taxes, but Chase Center is estimated to bring in more than $14 million in new tax revenue for the city!
2) Entertainment by the Acre: 11 Acres for Concerts, Conventions and Ceremonies
For anyone out there uninterested in sports — Chase Center is expected to host over 200 events outside of the regularly scheduled NBA games! The city of San Francisco has never really had a big enough venue to host really big name events. But that’s changing. With over 18,000 seats available we absolutely cannot wait to see what events will call Chase Center home!
3) Park it Right Here: On-Site Car & Bike Parking
On-site at Chase Center, we’re looking at nearly 1,000 car parking stalls and 300 valet bike parking spaces. With an additional 6,000 parking spaces within a half mile/nearly kilometer from the new arena. Okay, sure 300 bike spots seems like a drop in the bucket compared to the more than 18,000 seats. But this will actually make Chase Center the most bike friendly sports venue in the nation!
4) Taste of the Bay: Tacolicious, Sam’s Chowder House and Bakesale Betty
We know the San Francisco Bay Area has a foodie reputation. We created sourdough bread during the Gold Rush. We helped kick start the craft cocktail trend in 90s. Even the fortune cookie was created here! So we were absolutely thrilled to learn to The Warriors had partnered with Bon Appétit to curate an “only in the Bay Area” approach to the food being served in the new arena! There’s nothing we love more than when we hear “supporting locally owned businesses”. Create your own Bay Area food tour at Chase Center and try San Francisco’s Tacolicious, Oakland’s Bakesale Betty and Sam’s Chowder House from Half Moon Bay!