As 2019 comes to a close, reflect on and celebrate some of the best moments in the early history of the Warriors new home at San Francisco’s Mission Bay: Chase Center. From the ribbon cutting ceremony to special guest appearances to the beginning of new traditions, take a look back at a fun-filled four months.
September 3, 2019: Chase Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
It all started with the ribbon cutting ceremony on September 3, 2019 to officially open Chase Center’s doors.
September 3, 2019: Seeing spheres Unveiled
Also being publicly unveiled that day was Olafur Eliasson’s Seeing spheres, the largest installation of the Chase Center Art Collection.
September 6, 2019: Metallica Rocks Chase Center
Opening Chase Center was legendary rock band Metallica, along with the San Francisco Symphony as they celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their Grammy-winning S&M album.
September 11, 2019: Eric Clapton and Santana
Two legends of rock on one stage: Eric Clapton surprised fans when he brought San Francisco’s own Carlos Santana to join him on stage.
September 24, 2019: The Alvin Attles Court
One month prior to tipping off the season, the Warriors immortalized franchise cornerstone Alvin Attles by dedicating their new practice courts in his name: the Alvin Attles Courts at the Biofreeze Performance Center.
October 24, 2019: Joe Ellis Rings in a New Tradition at Chase Center
A new era was officially rung in by former Warrior Joe Ellis. As a member of the last Warriors team to play in San Francisco prior to 2019, Ellis was brought back to Warriors Ground to begin a new tradition at Chase Center: the ringing of a cable car bell to tip off each Warriors game.
October 24, 2019: Klay Thompson Addresses the Crowd on Opening Night
Rehab from a torn ACL would not keep Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson away from the Opening Night festivities. He addressed the crowd at halfcourt before tipoff.
October 30, 2019: Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe Visit Chase Center
Three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird and two-time FIFA World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe joined the Warriors for Pride Night and a LGBTQ postgame panel.
December 4, 2019: Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thrive City Holiday Lights is a festive holiday gathering space for friends and families that will be open to the public for the span of the holiday season until January 5th. To tip off the holiday season, Chase Center lit the tallest Christmas Tree in San Francisco in a special tree lighting ceremony.
While 2019 proved to be a memorable year at Chase Center, 2020 could be even better with plenty of thrilling events planned. The Harlem Globetrotters in January, Celine Dion in April, and Michael Bublé in May are just some of the acts coming to Chase Center, so make sure to plan a trip to Chase Center for an unforgetable experience in 2020.