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 neighborhood’s needs.
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 per year.
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 level.
Fans will have access to a unique bridge connecting the upper concourses providing fans with a view to the game directly from the walkway.
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 club area.
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.
Chase Center will be LEED Gold Certified.