Super Stars Golden Gate Warriors Break Ground in SF Today
One of the most beloved and talent-explosive teams in the National Basketball Association is moving to San Francisco from Oakland, with an official ground breaking ceremony today. The ground-breaking shovels are golden for the Golden State Warriors’ arrival in the city.
The ceremony is for the new $1 billion, 18,064 seat Chase Center basketball arena and surrounding support buildings being built in the 300-acre Mission Bay real estate development area at 300 South Street. The center is projected to open for the 2019-20 season with grand arena plans including the court and stadium plus an 11-acre site for two office towers, a five-acre waterfront park and a spacious plaza bordered with restaurants and shops. It’s a union project with a high score of good jobs for the area.
Rick Welts, Warriors President, commented, “Chase Center and the surrounding area will serve as a destination for the entire community and we will continue to work to make sure it is the best experience possible for everyone to enjoy NBA basketball, concerts, family shows, conventions and more.”
The center will be accessible by car, MUNI light rail, Caltrain, and bus lines.