The Golden State Warriors and Chase Center, the Warriors new 18,064-seat privately financed sports and entertainment arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, announced that the arena has become the first sensory inclusive venue in the San Francisco area, highlighting its commitment to acceptance and inclusion for all individuals. The organization worked with leading sensory inclusion training non-profit, KultureCity, to become Certified Sensory Inclusive.
The certification process included Chase Center staff being trained by leading medical professionals on how to recognize guests with sensory needs and how to create the best experience to handle a sensory overload situation. To help with a guest experiencing a sensory overload situation, Chase Center will provide sensory bags equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads. In addition, there will be a Wellness and Sensory Room designed by medical professionals for guests who may need a quieter and more secure environment. This room will be located on the Main Concourse outside Portal 12.
Prior to attending a Chase Center event, guests can download the free KultureCity App where one can view what sensory features are available and where they can access them.
KultureCity is a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for using their resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs; not just those with Autism. Since the program’s inception, KultureCity has created over 350 sensory inclusive venues in four countries. KultureCity has won many awards for its efforts including being named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019 by FastCompany, a 2018 Clio Sports Silver for social good and the NASCAR Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award in 2017.
About Chase Center
Chase Center, an 18,064-seat sports and entertainment arena anchors Thrive City, the multipurpose, privately financed complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood consisting of 3.2 acres of publicly accessible plazas and open space that are part of a larger mixed-use development including two office buildings and dozens of unique restaurant and retail locations. Easily accessible by foot, bicycle or mass transit, Chase Center will play host to games featuring the six-time NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, concerts, cultural events, family shows and more, totaling nearly 200 events per year. Thrive City, the surrounding district of Chase Center, will be a community gathering space providing a slate of year-round health and wellness programming, including Get Fit clinics, yoga sessions, farmer’s markets, ice skating and much more.