15 Exciting Things About Chase Center's Opening Weeks

Sep 4, 2019/CHASE CENTER

Chase Center will open its doors to its first ticketed event this Friday, and the first few weeks of San Francisco’s sports and entertainment venue are filled with captivating events as well as the debuts of special food and shopping options in and around Thrive City. From Metallica's opening concert to the famous fried chicken sandwiches offered at Bakesale Betty's, Chase Center at Thrive City is filled with appealing options in September. To get you ready, here is a list of 15 things to get excited about in the first month of Chase Center.

  1. Metallica is not only opening Chase Center, but the band is also reuniting with the San Francisco Symphony to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Grammy Award-Winning “Symphony and Metallica” S&M album.

  2. Fans of legendary guitarists are in for a treat since Eric Clapton (Sept. 11) and John Mayer (Sept. 16) will each make the trip to Chase Center this month.

  3. One Elton John performance is good, but two shows is even better. Sir Elton John will grace the Chase Center stage twice this month (Sept. 13 & 15).

  4. The notion of “the more the merrier” rings especially true when it comes to talented musicians. That is why bands like the Dave Matthews Band (Sept. 10), Bon Iver (Sept. 12) and Mumford & Sons (Sept. 19) will perform at Chase Center during its opening month.

  5. There are legends and then there is Janet Jackson. The music icon is set to celebrate her classic 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814 in her Chase Center performance on Sept. 21, her only appearance this year outside of her Las Vegas residency.

  6. Eric Church fans can take in a performance by the Grammy-nominated artist as he closes out the first month of Chase Center on Sept. 28.

  7. In September, the WWE will leap off the top rope and into Chase Center for not one, but two shows, as WWE Raw (Sept. 23) and WWE Smackdown (Sept. 24) take place on back-to-back nights.

  8. Chase Center will host a block party on Saturday Sept. 7. It will be a celebration with food, games, and Golden State Warriors special appearances. The event is free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. All ages are welcome, but capacity is limited.

  9. Chase Center will feature a plethora of dining options for hungry attendees, like Oakland favorite Bakesale Betty’s and longtime San Francisco mainstay Hot Dog Bills.

  10. Chase Center partnered with Adobe to commission artists to create unique pieces of artwork that will be displayed throughout the arena as well as Thrive City. The Chase Center Art Collection includes 87 original pieces, 250 pieces of photography and nine museum-quality graphics

  11. One signature work of public art is Olafur Eliasson’s Seeing Spheres located outside the Chase Center East Entrance. Together the spheres produce a surprising environment of multilayered, reflected spaces in which the same people and settings appear again and again, visible from various unexpected angles.

  12. Warriors fans will be able to score all the Warriors gear they want thanks to the new 10,000-square foot Warriors Shop located in the Chase Center plaza.

  13. The Gatehouse is located across from the Third Street/Warriors Way entrance to Chase Center and attendees will be able to sit on the steps and take in views of the plaza.

  14. Muni is offering free rides for those attending Chase Center events. Just simply present a ticket and you will be on your way to Chase Center at no monetary cost.

  15. The Mission Bay area that houses Chase Center at Thrive City has grown significantly over the last few years. It has evolved into a lively neighborhood with 20 acres of parks to wander through, miniature golf, and food trucks. Mission Bay is also a prime place to catch scenic views of the San Francisco waterfront so it is definitely worth exploring the neighborhood either before or after checking out Chase Center at Thrive City.