What They Are Saying

“I just think the people who built this building got it right. This is just a beautiful building. I think it was really wise not to build it too big. What is it eighteen thousand? I think it’s perfect. It’s easy to get into. From a coaches perspective my space is beautiful, I feel very comfortable there. The amenities are off the charts but I always look at a place like how does it feel like to play in it and it looks like this building is built for basketball, where some of our buildings are built for multi-purpose which we all know hockey’s important and other sports, whether its arena football or indoor soccer, whatever it is. People are close to the floor, I don’t think there’s a bad seat in there, the boxes look perfect to me. I heard there’s a box with a tree in it, is that true? A guy has a tree in his box so that’s pretty cool. I give them a lot of credit, it’s hard to build a building, I’m sure there’s some things on their list they could have done differently like when you build a house, but what a beautiful place.”
Jim Boylen, Chicago Bulls Head Coach
“For natives, like me, the arena is a long time coming. Not because it brings the Warriors back to the city but because we haven’t had a state-of-the-art music venue in San Francisco proper. Chase is going to be a good one. It feels intimate, even for a huge event. The floor size is smaller and more compact than at Oracle. The steep angles give good sight lines and will make the basketball players feel like the crowd is right on top of them. The acoustics were excellent — none of the tinny sound of SAP Center. The “seeing spheres” — the art installation of Olafur Eliasson at one entrance — is already becoming a must-visit spot. I predict photos of visitors reflected back in the huge mirrored spheres will become a defining San Francisco image.”
Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle
“I went to a Metallica show on Friday night. I saw Metallica with the San Francisco orchestra in the new Golden State basketball arena which is amazing. Downtown San Francisco. It was unbelievable. I’m so glad I went. It was really something.”
Bill Simmons, The Ringer
“It’s [Chase Center] unlike anything in sports in North America. It’s an entertainment center and the Warriors happen to play there. It’s like the Roman Coliseum for basketball. It’s going to be the greatest thing in sports.”
Michael Wilbon, ESPN
“Everything about this S&M2 concert felt like a big event. First off, of course, was the chance to see the most-buzzed about new venue to open in the Bay Area since the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara in 2014. And the building definitely didn’t disappoint. It proved to be a pretty nice place to see a show, offering up fine acoustics and a number of other selling points (like comfy seats and tasty concessions).”
Jim Harrington, Bay Area News Group
“If New York has the Madison Square Garden and London the O2 Arena, the Golden State Warriors promise to be at the level of the best arenas in the world with the Chase Center, which was officially inaugurated on September 3.”
El Medio Tiempo (Mexico)

Articles (U.S.)

Golden State Warriors’ New Stadium Boasts the Best in the Bay Area Food Scene
By Kathy McDonald, Variety Magazine

Where to eat and drink in and around Chase Center
By Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle

Chase Center intimate, dazzling: First impressions of Warriors’ new home
By Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle

No traffic, no problems: Chase Center’s transit push strikes sweet note for Metallica concert
By Joe Fitzgerald, San Francisco Examiner

How The Warriors' New Home Cements San Francisco As An Entertainment Destination
By Pati Poblete, San Francisco Magazine

Chase Center has moment in media spotlight, mammoth scoreboard and all.
By John King, San Francisco Chronicle

Golden State Warriors unveil stunning new arena in San Francisco
By Jim Harrington, Bay Area News Group

Chase Center tour: Some early thoughts on the Warriors’ new arena
By Anthony Slater, The Athletic

Chase Center has landed
By Brock Keeling, Curbed SF

Warriors’ Chase Center aims to be San Francisco’s show-stopping venue
By Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors unveil restaurant options around Chase Center, including Michael Mina and Gott’s
By Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle

How to Eat and Drink Through Chase Center
By Becky Duffet, SF Eater

These Bay Area food favorites will be available at the Chase Center
By Susana Guerrero, SF Gate

Golden State Warriors cocktails! Chase Center unveils craft beverage program
By Jessica Yadegaran, Mercury News

Famed Danish artist premieres massive outdoor work at Chase Center
By Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle

For Chase Center, Five-Star Branding
By Don Muret, Venues Now

‘Metallica S&M 2’ Opens SF’s Chase Center With Class, Energy
By Ryan Borba, Pollstar