Chase Center in 2019
|Address||1 Warriors Way|
|Location||San Francisco, California|
|Public transit|| MUNI Metro:|
UCSF/Chase Center San Francisco Bay Ferry: Alameda/Oakland Ferry, South San Francisco Ferry
|Owner||Golden State Warriors|
|Operator||Golden State Warriors|
|Field size||900,000 sq ft (84,000 m2)|
|Broke ground||January 17, 2017|
|Opened||September 6, 2019|
|Construction cost||$500 million|
|Architect||MANICA Architecture (design architect)|
|Structural engineer||Walter P Moore, Magnusson Klemencic Associates|
|Services engineer||Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.|
|General contractor||Clark Construction Group / Mortenson Construction|
|Golden State Warriors (NBA) (2019–present)|
Chase Center is an indoor arena in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The building is the home venue for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and occasionally for San Francisco Dons men's basketball. The Warriors, who have been located in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1962, played their home games at Oakland Arena in Oakland from 1971 to 2019. Chase Center opened on September 6, 2019, and seats about 18,064 fans for Warriors games.
The arena also includes the Warriors’ practice facility known as the Biofreeze Performance Center.
Location and design
The location for the arena, which is home to the Golden State Warriors, is in San Francisco at Third St. and 16th St. The arena is composed of multiple layers and floors, has a seating capacity of 18,064 and a multi-purpose area that includes a theater configuration with an entrance overlooking a newly built park. The venue also contains 580,000 square feet (54,000 m2) of office and lab space and has 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of retail space. Chase Center also includes a 35,000 square foot public plaza/recreation area designed by landscape architecture firm SWA Group. The arena includes a parking facility of approximately 950 spaces and is accessible to public transportation around the area.
San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) is constructing a new light rail subway line that will link the arena and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to downtown hotels, convention centers and subway and commuter rail lines that serve the entire Bay Area. With a $1 billion investment, Chase Center anchors a district of 11 acres of restaurants, cafés, offices, public plazas and a new five-and-a-half-acre public waterfront park.
The plan for building a new arena was announced on May 22, 2012, at a Golden State Warriors press conference at the proposed site, attended by then-San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, then-NBA Commissioner David Stern, then-California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber, and Warriors staff and city officials. A new privately financed, $500 million 17,000- to 19,000-seat arena was planned to be located on Pier 30-32 along the San Francisco Bay waterfront, situated between the San Francisco Ferry Building and Oracle Park. A month after the proposal, the South Beach-Rincon-Mission Bay Neighborhood Association criticized the site and said that a second major league sport venue in the area would make it no longer "family friendly". Former San Francisco mayor Art Agnos began speaking to dozens of community gatherings in opposition to the proposed arena, stating that the project was pushed by two out-of-town billionaires and would severely impact traffic and city views. On December 30, 2013, a ballot proposition was submitted to the city titled the "Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act". The initiative made it onto the June 2014 ballot as Proposition B, and its passage would affect three major waterfront developments, including the proposed Warriors arena.
On April 19, 2014, the Warriors abandoned plans for the pier site and purchased a 12-acre site owned by Salesforce.com at the Mission Bay neighborhood for an undisclosed amount. The arena was financed privately. The architect for the project was MANICA Architecture and the plan for Chase Center was to have it built by 2019 before the NBA season started. The plan for Chase Center to open earlier was pushed back multiple times due to many complaints about the location. Construction on the arena began in January 2017.
In April 2015, the Mission Bay site was opposed by the Mission Bay Alliance, which cited traffic, lack of parking, and use of space that could go to UCSF expansion among other things as their reasons for opposition. Their complaint was that the arena would be located near UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and would create more traffic. To avoid the plan to build Chase Center being voided, representatives of the project worked to address these issues such as traffic and parking.
The Golden State Warriors had the official groundbreaking ceremony for Chase Center on January 17, 2017.
The arena had its grand opening on September 6, 2019, with a concert by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony. The first preseason game at the Chase Center took place on October 5, 2019, as the Warriors lost to the Los Angeles Lakers, 123–101. The Warriors played their first regular season game there with a 141–122 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 24, 2019.
Many longtime residents felt that constructing a new arena for the Warriors is a manifestation of the phenomenon of gentrification. Additionally, many who supported the Warriors throughout their years at Oracle Arena feel betrayed by the team's decision to relocate to San Francisco. There is also the issue of public costs associated with the new arena, both in San Francisco and Oakland.
In the 2018 San Francisco elections, Proposition I was placed on the ballot as "an initiative to discourage the relocation of established sports teams" in direct response to the proposed move of the Warriors from Oakland to San Francisco. Though meant to block the move, the terms of this proposed law were non-binding. Proposition I was defeated on June 5, 2018 after receiving 97,863 votes for the measure compared with 130,916 votes against.
On March 10, 2020, the City of San Francisco announced a temporary ban on public events and gatherings with 1,000 people or more due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this ban, the Warriors announced that its home games would be played behind closed doors, beginning with the March 12 game against the Brooklyn Nets. However, on March 11, one day before the game was scheduled to be played, the NBA announced that it would indefinitely suspend the rest of the 2019–20 season due to the outbreak after Rudy Gobert tested positive for the disease.
|Date||Artist||Opening act(s)||Tour / Concert name||Attendance||Revenue||Notes|
|September 6, 2019||Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony||N/A||WorldWired Tour||32,708 / 32,708||$4,132,350||Inaugural event for the venue|
|September 8, 2019|
|September 10, 2019||Dave Matthews Band||N/A||North American Summer Tour 2019||9,870 / 9,870||$1,061,397||-|
|September 11, 2019||Eric Clapton||Jimmie Vaughan||World Tour (2019)||TBA||TBA||-|
|September 12, 2019||Bon Iver||Sharon van Etten||N/A||8,674 / 9,500||$592,963||-|
|September 13, 2019||Elton John||N/A||Farewell Yellow Brick Road||28,380 / 28,380||$4,374,647||-|
|September 15, 2019|
|September 16, 2019||John Mayer||N/A||Summer Tour 2019||13,189 / 13,189||$1,700,453||-|
|September 19, 2019||Mumford and Sons||Gang of Youths||Delta Tour||10,952 / 11,935||$806,714||-|
|September 21, 2019||Janet Jackson||N/A||Janet Jackson: A Special 30th Anniversary Celebration of Rhythm Nation||13,255 / 13,255||$1,592,828|||
|September 28, 2019||Eric Church||N/A||Double Down Tour||11,935/ 11,935||$843,426||-|
|October 8, 2019||Jonas Brothers||Bebe Rexha
|Happiness Begins Tour||13,176 / 13,176||$1,589,203||-|
|October 9, 2019||The Who||Liam Gallagher||Moving On! Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|October 13, 2019||Logic||J.I.D
|Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|October 17, 2019||Phil Collins||N/A||Not Dead Yet Tour||12,181 / 12,430||TBA||-|
|October 19, 2019||Marc Anthony||N/A||Opus Tour||8,998 / 9,258||$1,009,840||-|
|October 26, 2019||Sara Bareilles||Emily King||Amidst the Chaos Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|November 12, 2019||Santana||War||Supernatural Now Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|November 20, 2019||The Black Keys||Modest Mouse
Shannon and the Clams
|Let's Rock Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|November 21, 2019||Cher||Nile Rodgers
|Here We Go Again Tour||13,115 / 13,115||$1,739,513||-|
|November 24, 2019||Bad Bunny||N/A||X100Pre Tour||16,387 / 16,387||$1,499,232||-|
|November 29, 2019||The Chainsmokers||5 Seconds of Summer||World War Joy Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|December 5, 2019||Andrea Bocelli
San Francisco Symphony
|N/A||N/A||13,225 / 13,225||$2,667,143||-|
|December 14, 2019||Illenium||EKALI
Dabin + William Black
|The Ascend Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|December 17, 2019||Ariana Grande||Social House||Sweetener World Tour||22,990 / 22,990||$3,065,557||-|
|December 18, 2019|
|December 30, 2019||Dead & Company||N/A||Dead & Company Fall Fun Run 2019||30,244 / 30,244||$4,184,642||-|
|December 31, 2019|
|April 7, 2020||Billie Eilish||TBA||Where Do We Go? World Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|April 10, 2020||Celine Dion||N/A||Courage World Tour||TBA||TBA|
|August 5, 2020||Camila Cabello||TBA||The Romance Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|August 18, 2020||The Lumineers||Gregory Alan Isakov
|III: The World Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|September 25, 2020||Roger Waters||TBA||This is Not A Drill Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|September 26, 2020|
|October 23, 2020||Dan + Shay||TBA||Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|February 8, 2021||Michael Bublé||TBA||An Evening with Michael Bublé||TBA||TBA||-|
|May 26, 2021||James Taylor||Jackson Browne||N/A||TBA||TBA||Originally scheduled to take place on May 27, 2020|
|July 24, 2021||Phish||N/A||N/A||TBA||TBA||Originally scheduled to take place on July 25 and 26, 2020|
|July 25, 2021|
|October 22, 2021||The Eagles||N/A||Hotel California 2020 Tour||TBA||TBA||Originally scheduled to take place on April 11 and 12, 2020, then October 2 and 3, 2020|
|October 23, 2021|
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