Chase Center

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Chase Center
Chase Center.svg
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Chase Center in 2020
Chase Center is located in San Francisco County
Chase Center
Chase Center
Location in San Francisco
Chase Center is located in California
Chase Center
Chase Center
Location in California
Chase Center is located in the United States
Chase Center
Chase Center
Location in the United States
Address1 Warriors Way[1]
LocationSan Francisco, California
Coordinates37°46′05″N 122°23′15″W / 37.76806°N 122.38750°W / 37.76806; -122.38750Coordinates: 37°46′05″N 122°23′15″W / 37.76806°N 122.38750°W / 37.76806; -122.38750
Public transitBSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg MUNI Metro:
Tram interchange T Third Street UCSF/Chase Center

ferry/water interchange Golden Gate Ferry: Larkspur Ferry

ferry/water interchange San Francisco Bay Ferry: Alameda/Oakland Ferry
South San Francisco Ferry
OwnerGolden State Warriors
OperatorGolden State Warriors
CapacityBasketball 18,064
Concerts 19,500
Field size900,000 sq ft (84,000 m2)
Broke groundJanuary 17, 2017
OpenedSeptember 6, 2019
Construction cost$1.4 Billion
ArchitectMANICA Architecture (design architect)
Gensler (interiors)
Structural engineerWalter P Moore
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Services engineerSmith Seckman Reid, Inc.
General contractorClark 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 18,064 fans for Warriors games.

The arena also includes the Warriors’ practice facility known as the Biofreeze Performance Center.

Location and design[edit]

The Chase Center for upcoming tournaments and concerts as of November 20, 2019.
Aerial view of Chase Center

The location for the arena, which is home to the Golden State Warriors, is in San Francisco[2] at Third St. and 16th St.[3] 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.[4] The arena includes a parking facility of approximately 950 spaces and is accessible to public transportation around the area.[2]

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.[5]


Under construction in April 2018
Under construction in May 2019

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.[6] 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.[7] 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".[8] 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.[9] On December 30, 2013, a ballot proposition was submitted to the city titled the "Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act".[10] 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.[11]

On April 19, 2014, the Warriors abandoned plans for the pier site and purchased a 12-acre site owned by at the Mission Bay neighborhood for an undisclosed amount. The arena was financed privately.[12] 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.[2] The plan for Chase Center to open earlier was pushed back multiple times due to many complaints about the location.[3] Construction on the arena began in January 2017.[2]

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.[3] To avoid the plan to build Chase Center being voided, representatives of the project worked to address these issues such as traffic and parking.[13]

On January 28, 2016, it was announced that JPMorgan Chase had purchased the naming rights of the arena and that it would be known as Chase Center.[14][15][5]

The Golden State Warriors had the official groundbreaking ceremony for Chase Center on January 17, 2017.[16]


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.[17]


Many longtime residents felt that constructing a new arena for the Warriors is a manifestation of the phenomenon of gentrification.[18][19] Additionally, many who supported the Warriors throughout their years at Oracle Arena feel betrayed by the team's decision to relocate to San Francisco.[20] There is also the issue of public costs associated with the new arena, both in San Francisco[21][22] and Oakland.[23]

In the 2018 San Francisco elections, Proposition I was placed on the ballot as "an initiative to discourage the relocation of established sports teams"[24] in direct response to the proposed move of the Warriors from Oakland to San Francisco.[25][26] Though meant to block the move, the terms of this proposed law were non-binding.[27] Proposition I was defeated on June 5, 2018[28] after receiving 97,863 votes for the measure compared with 130,916 votes against.[29]

On March 10, 2020, the City of San Francisco announced a temporary ban on public events and gatherings with over 1,000 people due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this ban, the Warriors announced that their home games would be played without fans, beginning with the March 12 game against the Brooklyn Nets.[30] 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.[31]


Date Artist Opening act(s) Tour / Concert name Attendance Revenue Notes
September 6, 2019 Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony N/A S&M2 / 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 [32]
September 28, 2019 Eric Church N/A Double Down Tour 11,935/ 11,935 $843,426 -
October 8, 2019 Jonas Brothers Bebe Rexha
Jordan McGraw
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
YBN Cordae
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
TBA The Lumineers Gregory Alan Isakov
Daniel Rodriguez
III: The World Tour TBA TBA -
TBA Roger Waters TBA This is Not A Drill Tour TBA TBA -
February 8, 2021 Michael Bublé TBA An Evening with Michael Bublé TBA TBA Originally scheduled to take place on May 5, 2020
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 Summer Tour 2021 TBA TBA Originally scheduled to take place on July 25 and 26, 2020
July 25, 2021
September 3, 2021 Celine Dion N/A Courage World Tour TBA TBA Originally scheduled to take place on April 10, 2020.
October 20, 2021 Dan + Shay TBA The (Arena) Tour TBA TBA Originally scheduled for October 23, 2020
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[33]
October 23, 2021
April 1, 2022 Celine Dion N/A Courage World Tour TBA TBA Originally scheduled to take place on April 11, 2020, then April 10, 2020, and then September 3, 2021.

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
Oracle Arena
Home of the Golden State Warriors
Succeeded by