The Warriors are privately financing the new
Chase Center in San Francisco – with no
money from the City's general fund, no public
land and no new taxes.
Chase Center will generate more than $29
million in upfront money for infrastructure
improvements and expanded transit service for
the neighborhood, at the outset of the project.
The sports and entertainment district will
generate more than $14 million each year
in new tax revenues to the city, which
will go toward vital services and capital
improvements to address the community and
Purchased by the team in 2014, the Chase
Center site will be the only privately financed
arena or stadium project, to be built on private
property, in the modern era of sports.
The project has won approval from all boards,
commissions and regulatory agencies,
including a unanimous vote at the San
Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Chase Center will not only showcase NBA
games, but also concerts, cultural events,
family shows, and more.
The sports and entertainment district covers a
total of 11 acres.
The lead architect for Chase Center is
MANICA, with Kendall Heaton as architect of
record and Gensler as the interior architect.
The Warriors broke ground on Chase Center in
January of 2017 and are on schedule to open
in September of 2019.
Thrive City will feature 580,000 square feet
of office space.
Thrive City will also feature 100,000 square
feet leasable restaurant and retail space for
neighbors and visitors to enjoy year round,
including a 10,000 square foot Warriors Shop located on the plaza.
Visitors will have access to 3.2 acres of public
plazas and open space on-site. Additionally, the
project will trigger the creation of a brand-new,
5.5-acre public park on the waterfront, across
from the arena.
The district will also feature the Gatehouse, a
5,000 sq. ft. building along Third Street that
frames the plaza, and helps enclose the fourth
side of the main plaza, creating a more intimate
environment for visitors. The building will
include two retail functions, one at street level
on Third Street and one at the main plaza level,
with stadium seating for up to 250 guests to sit
and observe the many events and activities that
will occur on the main plaza.
Chase Center will be one of the country's most
bike-friendly arenas with more than 300
permanent bike valet parking spaces.
The three levels of parking located below
Chase Center will contain 950 on-site parking
stalls, which includes 29 car charging spaces.
There are 6,000 additional parking spaces
within a half-mile of the arena.
Of the 20 most populous cities in the
U.S., San Francisco is the only one without
a full-size arena that seats at least 12,000
people. With 18,064 seats, Chase Center
will host not only Warriors basketball, but
also major concerts, cultural events, family
shows, and a variety of other attractions.
The venue will host approximately 200 events
Chase Center will be a transit hub, with a
Muni Metro stop right at its doorstep, easy
connections to BART and Caltrain stations
within walking distance. Pedestrians will have
easy access from downtown and eastern
neighborhoods. And new bicycle paths, along
with 300 permanent bike valet spaces, will
make Chase Center one of the most
bike-friendly venues in the nation.
A future ferry landing at 16th Street is
planned to open in 2020, providing water
access to Chase Center.
Chase Center will be optimized for basketball
and concerts with the goal to create the best
possible experience and sight lines for our
fans, with every seat as good or better than
the equivalent seat at Oracle Arena.
Unlike any current structure in professional
sports, Chase Center launched the Chase
Center Membership program where fans will
be fully refunded the amount of their
membership cost after a 30 year membership
term. Memberships allow fans to purchase
Golden State Warriors season tickets in Chase
Center, plus receive additional benefits.
Chase Center will feature one ring of suites
(44 suites), which will bring the upper bowl
closer to the action. Chase Center will also
feature 32 courtside lounges and 60 theater
boxes, with the theater boxes sitting on top of
the ring of suites on the sidelines of the arena.
Chase Center will be anchored by two large
lobbies accessible to all levels of tickets with
wide, spacious concourses throughout the
venue. All ticketed fans will have access to the
Sky Bar, a restaurant and bar with views into
the bowl located at the North end of the upper
Fans will have access to a unique bridge
connecting the upper concourses providing
fans with a view to the game directly from the
Chase Center will feature an optimized lower
bowl seating capacity to bring as many fans as
close to the game action as possible, including
an extended seating area on the north side of
the lower level that has access to a designated
Chase Center will have a center gantry rigging
system providing convenient and easy access
to center rigging allowing for full rigging under
the tucked away center hung scoreboard and
arena speaker arrays.
Chase Center will have a 180’ x 277’ flat
mesh rigging grid and 490 hauling points to
make rigging large concerts safer and quicker.
Chase Center will feature “only in the Bay
Area” food & beverage experiences through a
unique partnership with Bon Appétit and Levy
Restaurants including Oakland’s Bakesale
Betty, San Francisco’s Tacolicious, Sam’s
Chowder House of Half Moon Bay, the
exclusive Hot Dog Bill’s Burger Dog, Tony’s
Pizza, and Big Nate’s BBQ. In addition, La
Cocina and Old Skool Café will have specific
outlets within Chase Center, along with three
additional restaurants and five specialty
vendors (Sarap Shop, Omakase Restaurant
Group, Chef BOUG, CC Made, Earl’s Brittle,
Yvonne’s Southern Sweets, Sugar & Spun and
Five Dot Ranch) to have a presence inside
Chase Center will be LEED Gold Certified.