13 Facts About Golden State Warrior’s New Chase Center
by James Billington
The Chase Center, which will be the new home of NBA Champions the Golden State Warriors, is nearing completion with a completion date scheduled for September. The multi-purpose venue in San Francisco’s Mission Bay area will be one of the most exciting profession sports arenas in recent years. Here are some facts of the project.
The lead architecture firm for Chase Center is MANICA, with Kendall Heaton serving as the architect of record and Gensler as the interior architect.
The entire Chase Center project covers a total of 11 acres.
Chase Center will be the only privately financed arena or stadium project, to be built on private property, in the modern ear of sports.
There will be a total seating capacity of 18,064. It is San Francisco’s only full-sized arena that will seat more than 12,000 people.
The arena is constructed with regionally-sourced materials that contain recycled content.
The main plaza video board on the exterior of Chase Center will be 2,500ft2 wide, approximately half the size of an NBA court.
Chase Center will feature the NBA’s largest scoreboard, which is six times larger than that at the Oracle Arena.
The district surrounding Chase Center will be called Thrive City, and feature a community gathering space, plus 100,000ft2 of leasable restaurant and retail space.
There are over 40 food and beverage points throughout Chase Center.
The facility will house an art gallery.
An optimized lower bowl seating capacity will bring fans as close to the game action as possible. Every seat at Chase Center will be as close or closer to the court than the comparable seat at Oracle Arena.
A bridge connecting the upper concourses will provide fans with a unique view of the game directly from the walkway.
Chase Center will feature one ring of 44 suites, 32 courtside lounges, and 60 theater boxes that sit on top of the ring of suites on the sidelines of the arena.