Warriors San Francisco Sports and Entertainment Center
The majestic Sports and Entertainment Center in Mission Bay will serve as a catalyst for economic growth and provide the City with a vibrant and much-anticipated element - an indoor venue to host major sporting events, concerts, conventions, family shows and much more.Watch Video
"It will be easily accessible, state of the art, digitally fit, and second to none." - Peter Guber
The current proposal for the Warriors Arena & Mixed-Use Development in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood includes a 12-acre site with one million square feet of "Commercial/Industrial" entitlement.
arena and event space
of retail space
plazas, landscaping, and other public space (over 30% of the site)
for office users and site visitors
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We understand there might be just as many questions as there are answers with a project of this scope and magnitude. In this case, we've decided to provide you with both.
Why has the team decided to build a new facility in San Francisco?
We believe a spectacular, centrally located sports and entertainment center, located near myriad transportation options in San Francisco, will best serve the organization, the fans and the entire Bay Area.
Where will the new arena be located?
The new Warriors Sports and Entertainment Center will be built in Mission Bay on 12 acres of private, inland property, bounded by 3rd, 16th and South Streets, and Terry Francois Blvd.
How will the new arena be financed? Will this cost taxpayers anything?
The arena will be entirely privately financed and built on private land – virtually unprecedented among major league sports and entertainment facilities in the U.S. Unlike virtually every other arena or stadium project in the country, there will be no public subsidy.
When will the groundbreaking take place?
A specific groundbreaking date has not been set, but the organization is still targeting the 2018-19 season for opening its new arena.
What public transportation and parking options are there?
The Mission Bay site is well served by public transportation, and borders Muni's 3rd Street Light Rail. The location is also within a few blocks of Caltrain, and BART connects via an easy underground connection to Muni, both at Embarcadero and at Powell Station (once the Central Subway opens in 2018). The Mission Bay neighborhood already has ample parking, far more than is currently available at Oracle. And a new I-280 freeway connection at Mariposa Street will land less than a block away.
Transit options are detailed below:
What will the new arena look like?
Plans for the arena are still in the conceptual stages. However, the team meets regularly with the Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide updates and solicit feedback on draft renderings. For updates on Mission Bay, click here.
How will the experience at the new arena compare to Oracle Arena?
The Warriors remain committed to the fan experience at Oracle Arena, and will continue to make upgrades as long as the team plays at Oracle. Recent upgrades have included a new high-definition scoreboard, full in-arena Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art digital displays throughout the facility, new theater boxes, a second row of floor seats and a new VIP Club.
Nevertheless, it remains a fact that the Warriors have the oldest home court in the NBA. The new arena will be equipped with state-of-the-art features, amenities and emerging technologies for our fans, who will also benefit from its prime location in San Francisco. The facility itself is being designed to maximize the excitement of Warriors games.
Will season ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase tickets at the new arena?
Current season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase season tickets at the new arena, with season ticket tenure factoring into the process.
Will the ticket prices remain the same in San Francisco?
While prices have yet to be determined, we will work to ensure that ticket prices are competitive within the marketplace. Moreover, the Warriors have been a leader in “dynamic pricing”; we intend to ensure that a wide range of options are available for our fans. We know that Warriors games are special, and we want all of our fans to continue to enjoy that experience.
What other events can the new facility potentially host?
A new arena will fill a void in San Francisco's cultural scene, providing a facility that can accommodate top-name musical acts, conventions, major cultural events and other sporting events. Of the top 25 cities in America, by population, San Francisco is currently the only city that doesn’t have a 12,000-or-larger indoor facility.
Did the Warriors evaluate other Bay Area sites?
Yes, the team evaluated several other sites, but finally settled on the spectacular opportunity in the heart of San Francisco, which is easily accessible for fans throughout the Bay Area. Remember, the Warriors initially played in San Francisco for nine years (1962-1971) following their move from Philadelphia.
Is this project connected in any way to the San Francisco Giants?
No, the Warriors are working directly with the city to build the new arena. The Warriors and the Giants do, however, have a close working relationship.
Will there be public hearings for residents to voice their opinions about the project?
Yes, as with any building project, there will be an extensive public planning and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process, with numerous opportunities for the public to weigh in. Fans are also welcome to send their thoughts and suggestions to the Warriors via email at SFArena@warriors.com. In addition, we meet regularly with the Mission Bay CAC and the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure.
Will the team continue to be an active part of the Oakland community?
The Warriors have a storied, 50-year history in the Bay Area. This new arena will set the stage for 50 more. Under the Warriors' new leadership, the team has played a large and important role in the Oakland community: most recently renovating and unveiling Chris Mullin Basketball Courts in East Oakland and supporting the development of the state-of-the-art East Oakland Sports Complex. The Warriors are committed to maintaining a close connection to Oakland, as well as the Bay Area as a whole. We are the Bay Area’s only NBA team, and we want to always be the region’s team.
What will happen to Oracle Arena once the team moves?
The facility is owned jointly by the City of Oakland and the County of Alameda, and they will determine what happens to it. The Warriors remain committed to the fan experience at Oracle, and have invested heavily in the arena to make it a great place to watch NBA games for the next several years.
Will the team still be known as the 'Golden State Warriors'?
At this point, the plans only call for constructing a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment center, a new home for the Golden State Warriors.
What's the best way to stay up to date on all news and information surrounding this project?
Updates, news and answers to frequently asked questions will be posted to this site throughout the development process. Fans, neighbors and residents are also welcome to send their thoughts and suggestions to the Warriors via email at SFArena@warriors.com.
The Warriors will continue to solicit input from the public throughout the arena development process and encourage local residents and the community to become involved in frequent meetings and events where their ideas and comments are welcome and appreciated.
To submit questions or provide feedback please email: SFArena@warriors.com
Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure:
CCII is one of two governing bodies for the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure, the department exercises land use, development and design approval authority for all Mission Bay projects.
Meetings are scheduled for the 1st & 3rd Tuesday at SF City Hall
- January 6, 2015 1:00 PM - Rm. 416 Commission Hearing Room
- December 9, 2014 6:30 PM - CEQA Notice of Preparation
The Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC):
The Mission Bay CAC is a group comprised of neighborhood residents and business representatives that advise OCII and other city agencies on all project in the Mission Bay project area.
Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday at 255 Berry St.
- December 11, 2014 GSW Event Center and Ancillary Development Blocks 29-32 Major Phase Presentation (View Presentation)
- November 13, 2014 Community Outreach Process Overview and Next Steps (View Presentation)
- November 13, 2014 CAC Transportation Management Plan (View Presentation)
- September 18, 2014 CAC Arena (View Presentation)
- August 14, 2014 CAC Arena (View Presentation)
San Francisco Planning Commission:
The Planning Commission provides the vision and oversees the implementation of San Francisco’s General Plan, various neighborhood plans, and enforce the city’s planning code.
Meetings are scheduled for every Thursday, 12 noon at SF City Hall
Warriors Ground SF
Warriors Ground SF is a neighborhood organization that brings together enthusiastic supporters of the Golden State Warriors’ mixed-use development project in Mission Bay - including community leaders, fans, business, labor, entertainment industry representatives and residents from across the entire city.
We strive to develop life-long fans of the game of basketball. Our vision is put into action through programs focused on education, health & fitness, social responsibility and cultural diversity & arts.
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