The construction on Chase Center is entering the final stages and the excitement is palpable. Chase Center will anchor a sprawling, privately-financed complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. The new home of the back-to-back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will also serve as a venue for concerts, cultural events, family shows, and more. There are now only 100 days until the first concert at Chase Center, so to commemorate the occasion, here are 100 facts about Chase Center.
The Warriors ownership team entered into an agreement to purchase the property at 3rd and 16th Streets in Mission Bay in 2014 and spent two years participating in a public planning process.
On January 28, 2016, GSW Arena LLC and JPMorgan Chase announced that the new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment center to be built in Mission Bay will be named Chase Center.
The naming rights partnership for Chase Center is set for 20 years.
Chase Center is built on a vacant lot that has been slated for development since 1998.
The Warriors held a groundbreaking ceremony for Chase Center on January 17, 2017.
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 era of sports.
Chase Center and the surrounding district will generate more than $14 million each year in new tax revenues for San Francisco, which will go toward vital services and capital improvements to address the community and neighborhood’s needs.
The Chase Center project won approval from all boards, commissions and regulatory agencies, including a unanimous vote at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Almost 1,500 men and women are working on the site a day to make Chase Center "the reality we all want it to be," according to Peter Bryan, the Warriors' vice president of construction and development.
On January 4, 2019, the first seat was installed at Chase Center by longtime season ticket holder, Tim Healy, with the help of Warriors President Rick Welts, and former Warriors star Tim Hardaway.
Chase Center is on schedule to open in September 2019.
The current physical address of Chase Center is 500 Terry A Francois Blvd Suite 73, San Francisco, CA 94158.
Chase Center will have a seating capacity of 18,064. It is San Francisco's only full-sized arena that will seat more than 12,000 people.
Chase Center will be environmentally-friendly, and is on track to achieve the prestigious LEED Gold Certification, a nationally accepted benchmark for the development and operation of green buildings, from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The arena is constructed with regionally-sourced materials that contain recycled content.
Chase Center reduced the number of interior finishes that contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) — chemicals that decrease indoor air quality.
Chase Center will encourage proper waste disposal by placing recycling and composting bins in dedicated areas throughout the building in an effort to urge visitors to recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals.
The main plaza video board on the exterior of Chase Center will be 2,500 square feet wide, approximately half the size of an NBA court.
Chase Center will be anchored by two large lobbies accessible to all ticketholders with wide, spacious concourses throughout the venue.
Chase Center will feature a separate event space along the top balcony of the building offering views of the San Francisco Bay and skyline as well as of the Bay Bridge and Oakland.
Surrounding District and Neighborhood
The district surrounding Chase Center will be called Thrive City.
The name Thrive City is the evolution of a multi-year partnership between the Warriors and Kaiser Permanente.
Thrive City will be a community gathering space, providing a slate of year-round health and wellness programming, including Get Fit clinics, yoga sessions, farmer’s markets, ice skating, and much more.
The district will also feature 100,000 square feet of leasable restaurant and retail space for neighbors and visitors to enjoy year-round, including a 10,000-square foot Warriors Team Store 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 Chase Center.
The district will also feature the Gatehouse, a 5,000-square foot building along Third Street that frames the plaza and helps enclose the main plaza, creating a more intimate environment for visitors.
The Gatehouse 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 occur on the main plaza.
The Gatehouse will be the home of the NBC Sports Bay Area pre and postgame shows, giving fans a chance to show their Warriors pride on TV.
The district will feature 580,000 square feet of office space within two new office towers on the site.
These office towers will define the primary entry and retail plaza for the district. The lower two floors will consist of restaurants and other retailers.
Parking and Transportation
The three levels of parking located below Chase Center will contain 950 on-site parking stalls, including 29 car charging spaces.
There are a couple thousand additional parking spaces within a half-mile of Chase Center.
Chase Center will be a bicycle-friendly space with over 300 permanent bike valet spaces.
Chase Center features a Muni Metro T Line stop right at its doorstep and a Muni Bus 55 stop within one block. Both provide easy connections to BART and transfers to the entire Muni system.
Caltrain’s San Francisco Station is within a 15-minute walk from Chase Center.
Starting in early 2020, Central Subway trains will link to Chase Center from Powell Street Station, providing Bart and Muni riders access to Chase Center via a pedestrian subway from Powell Street Station to Union Square Station.
The UCSF/Chase Center Muni Metro platform is currently being expanded to accommodate large crowds and more trains.
The SFMTA will also run dedicated Chase Center bus shuttles to and from the 16th Street BART station and along the Van Ness corridor for events.
A future ferry landing at 16th Street is planned to open in late 2021, providing direct water access to Chase Center.
An interim ferry landing service at Pier 48 will be operational for special events at Chase Center this fall.
The interim landing is expected to be operational for events including the 2019-20 Warriors season, which starts in October of 2019.
Warriors at Chase Center
The Golden State Warriors will play their first preseason game at Chase Center against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 5, 2019.
Chase Center will be the sixth primary arena of the Golden State Warriors.
Before the upcoming 2019-2020 preseason home opener against the Lakers, the last Warriors game that was played in San Francisco occurred on January 29, 1971, when the Warriors defeated the Buffalo Braves, 106-100, at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium.
Chase Center will feature the NBA’s largest scoreboard.
Chase Center will feature a scoreboard that's six times larger than Oracle Arena’s.
The team's new practice facility will be located within Chase Center.
Food and Beverage Inside Chase Center
There are over 40 food and beverage points throughout Chase Center.
Oakland’s Bakesale Betty will bring fried chicken sandwiches and classic desserts to Chase Center.
In a homage to the Warriors’ history and late NBA Hall-of-Famer Nate Thurmond, Chase Center will revive his acclaimed Big Nate’s BBQ.
The exclusive Hot Dog Bill’s Burger Dog, previously available only to members at San Francisco’s Olympic Club Golf Course, will be at Chase Center.
Chase Center will feature seafood from Sam's Chowder House of Half Moon Bay.
San Francisco's Tacolicious will bring its distinct spin on Cal-Mex food to Chase Center.
Chase Center will also have Tony G’s Pizza, from famed local pizza maker Tony Gemignani — the first American and non-Neapolitan to win the World Pizza Cup in Naples, Italy.
Popcorn connoisseurs can enjoy CC Made's artisanal caramel popcorn from Cassandra Chen.
Crab cake po’ boys and other soulful fare will be available at Chase Center thanks to Chef BOUG from Bayview Chef Tiffany Carter.
Chase Center attendees can indulge in Earl's Brittle made by Bayview resident Earl Shaddix.
Five Dot Ranch will offer beef raised with care and with no antibiotics or artificial hormones from their Northern California pasture.
The Omakase Restaurant Group will bring two of its most popular offerings to Chase Center: Live Sushi and Dumpling Time.
Sarap Shop offers Filipino-American comfort food with thoughtful, healthy options.
San Francisco-based Sugar and Spun will provide fans with an unconventional spin on cotton candy.
Attendees can satisfy their sweet tooth with cookies, pies, or cobblers from Yvonne’s Southern Sweets.
Chase Center Art Gallery
Chase Center will feature an art gallery that showcases the regional history of the Bay Area.
Muralist Brian Barneclo will bring his signature "sign painter gone rogue" art style to Chase Center.
Chase Center will feature works from award-winning artist Joan Bemel Iron Moccasin.
Studio artist Sue Benner will showcase her unique Art Quilt-style works at Chase Center.
Oakland-born artist Milton Bowens is the Lead Artist in Residence at Twin Rivers Unified School District in North Sacramento. Chase Center will display his unique brand of mixed media paintings that reflect family, life, and culture.
Chase Center will house pieces from artist Derek Carlson, who is known for his All-Star Series. The collection consists of enlarged action portraits of different pro athletes painted in oil on a stretched canvas with the background made up of vintage newspaper clippings meticulously stenciled around each portrait.
San Francisco-born illustrator and painter Daniel Chen explores how technology and social media has changed the visual landscape. His works will be featured at Chase Center.
Seating and Suites at Chase Center
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.
The memberships allow fans to purchase Golden State Warriors season tickets in Chase Center, plus receive additional benefits.
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.
Bridge with a view: 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.
The design of the Courtside Lounges evokes images of the wine country in Napa Valley. Guests are greeted by a vaulted ceiling barrel and an oversized media wall that provides a clear picture into the arena bowl.
The Club Suites offer a range of seating types from a large communal table for dining or hosting meetings, a built-in sectional to lounge, along with high-top tables and balcony seating with views to the court.
Theater Boxes can accommodate up to four people at a private table. These spaces are lined with an exclusive dining area, along with plush and private balcony seats to take in the action.
Including Warriors home games, Chase Center will host about 200 events per year including concerts, cultural events, family shows, and more.
Starting in the second year, Chase Center will have the ability to convert the building for more intimate shows and events that accommodate between 2,000 to 5,000 guests.
Metallica with the SF Symphony will be the first concert at Chase Center on September 6. The performance marks the 20th anniversary of Metallica and the Symphony’s groundbreaking collaboration of 1999, which produced the Grammy-winning live album S&M.
Elton John will soon retire from touring, but not before his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour stops at Chase Center on September 13, 2019.
Pop icon Janet Jackson's lone U.S. concert this year outside of her Las Vegas residency will be at Chase Center on September 21, 2019. The performance will be a special 30th anniversary celebration of her album Rhythm Nation.
The Jonas Brothers are back on tour for the first time since the group split in 2013 and will be making a stop at Chase Center on October 8, 2019. The Happiness Begins Tour marks the first headline tour for the Jonas Brothers in almost a decade.
The Who will be coming to Chase Center on October 9, 2019 as a part of their Moving On! Tour. The Hall-of-Fame band will be performing an exciting mix of classics plus songs from the band’s first new release in 13 years.
Former Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher will join The Who for their performance at Chase Center.
Phil Collins will perform at Chase Center on October 17, 2019 as a part of his Not Dead Yet, Live tour — his first major North American outing in 12 years.
Grammy-Award winner Marc Anthony’s only trip to the Bay Area on his Opus Tour will include a stop at Chase Center on October 19, 2019.
Chase Center will host Bad Bunny on November 24. The Puerto Rican-artist was featured on Cardi B's Billboard-topping hit song "I Like It."
Chase Center will host award-winning Italian singer, songwriter, and producer Andrea Bocelli for his first San Francisco performance on December 5, 2019. The performance marks the 20th anniversary of Andrea Bocelli’s Bay Area debut in 1999 at Oracle Arena.
Trevor Noah will be the first comedian to perform at Chase Center when he takes the stage on December 7.
WWE’s Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live are coming to Chase Center this fall. The exact date and time for both events, along with ticket information, will be announced at a later date.
As of now, more than 20 events are already scheduled at Chase Center.
Chase Center Job Fairs
Chase Center, which is expected to employ nearly 2,500 employees, will hold the first Job Fair for current Oracle Arena employees on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Oakland.
Following the opportunity for current Oracle Arena employees, Chase Center will hold Job Fairs for the general public on Saturday, June 22, and Monday, June 24.
The job fairs will be suited for utility workers, custodians, ticket takers, ushers, security, elevator operations, ticket sellers, guest experience representatives and concierge roles.
Leading up to the general public Job Fairs, Chase Center will hold a Job Readiness Workshop, under the Chase Center Training platform, in Bayview Hunters Point in San Francisco, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and key community-based organizations on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The workshop will provide potential candidates with interview tips, resume building skills, along with additional details on the upcoming roles available at the Job Fairs.
Additional roles and opportunities will be announced at a later date including roles managed by Chase Center food and beverage, merchandise and event security partners.
These upcoming events will help Chase Center deliver on their First Source Hiring goals with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development by recruiting local community members to apply for entry level employment opportunities.