An Inside Look At Chase Center, The New Warriors Stadium

A rendering of the new Chase Center

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On Monday night the Golden State Warriors swept the Portland Trail Blazers securing a spot in the NBA finals. It will be the fifth year in a row that the Warriors play in the finals and to say that the Bay Area is thrilled is an understatement. If they win the championship again, it will be the start to an epic year for the basketball team; later this fall their new arena Chase Center is set to open in San Francisco’s Mission Bay.

The construction inside the Chase Center

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Although it’s still very much a construction zone, the project is speeding toward its scheduled finish. Kendall Heaton of Manica, an architecture firm that specializes in large scale stadiums, is behind the design while Gensler is in charge of interiors. One of the things that makes Chase Center unique is that the Warriors privately financed the entire project. When completed, Chase Center will be the only arena built on private property in modern sports history.

An aerial view shows the new waterfront park

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The new sports and entertainment area covers 11 acres and features 580,000 square feet of office space that will house Uber’s team. A new public park will give visitors a beautiful Bay view and the area will be accessible by ferry starting in 2020. Although there are 950 parking spots and a couple thousand within a half-mile of the center, the Warriors are encouraging fans to take public transportation when possible. Muni will have a stop right at Chase’s doorstep, and there are 300 bike parking spaces.

A club level suite rendering

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With 18,063 seats Chase Center is slightly smaller than Oracle Arena. It’s five months until the first game and 85 percent of season tickets have been sold. A level of 44 suites circles the basketball court, and there are 32 curtsied lounges and 60 theater boxes. All fans can enjoy drinks at a restaurant and bar with views into the bowl and on the north side of the upper level.

A rendering of the food options

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The food and beverage will highlight Bay Area restaurants and producers. Oakland’s Bakesale Betty, San Francisco’s Tacolicious, Half Moon Bay’s Sam’s Chowder House, and the Olympic Club’s Hot Dog Bill are some of the eateries that will have outposts at Chase.

A rendering of the venue set up for a concert

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Although it will be the Warriors new headquarters, complete with indoor practice facilities, Chase Center is SF’s most exciting new venue, and the space will host 200 events per year, including concerts and conferences. Tickets for the premiere concert—Metallica and San Francisco Symphony—are already on sale. It takes place on Friday, September 6. Other musicians that are on the Chase Center’s calendar of events include Sara BareillesThe Dave Matthews Band, Phil Collins, Elton John, and Marc Anthony.

The Warriors future home

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