It’s about time The Warriors made the jump over the Bay. The new mega structure will be located just a bit north from AT&T Park and from the looks of the preliminary designs, it is going to be amazing. After a disappointing 2011-2012 season with a record of 23-43, The Warriors have shown a lot of promise with a 47-35 record and a trip to the playoffs for 2012-2013 and the future looks bright. With a capacity of a little over 18,000, the new Golden State Warriors Arena should be packed every night once it is finally ready.
Below are some renderings and details from NBS.com
The venue will be located on Piers 30-32 on the waterfront in San Francisco. This area is in close proximity to BART, Caltrain and Muni stops, ferry terminals and the Bay Bridge, while also being located within easy walking distance of the Financial District in Downtown San Francisco. View preliminary concept designs, facts and area maps below.
Venue Footprint: 170,000 square feet
Venue Height: 110 feet to top of facade, 125 feet to top of arena roof. For reference, AT&T Park is 183 feet to light standard, 132 feet to top of seating bowl
Venue Seating Capacity: 18,064. For reference, the capacity of Oracle Arena is 19,596
Venue Total Square Footage: (including practice facilities and offices): 695,000 square feet
Practice Courts: 21,000 square feet
Community Event Room: 2,500 square feet
Parking Spaces: approximately 500 spaces, with bike valet for 300 bikes and 100 onsite bike rack spaces
Retail: 90,000 square feet
Open Space: 7.6 acres
Open Space as Portion of Total Site Area: 60% of the overall site
Maritime Uses: Ferry landing, fire boat/fire station facility (accommodating three fire boats), water taxi landing, deep-water berth for cruise ships and guest docks
Public View Into Arena: Yes
Red’s Java House: Preserved on southwest corner of site
Why has the team decided to pursue the construction of a new arena? And why San Francisco?
Where will the new arena be located?
How will the new arena be financed? Will this cost taxpayers anything?
What does this announcement mean? When will the groundbreaking take place?
What public transportation and parking options are there?
-Two Muni Railway drop-off locations are just steps from the arena location
-Connections at nearby BART & Caltrain stations
-Embarcadero BART station is less than one mile from the arena location
-Connection to Muni Railway
-4th & King Caltrain Station is less than one mile from the arena location
-Connection to Muni Railway
-Having the arena located on the Pier will provide the unique opportunity for fans to arrive via ferry service and water taxi. Site plans also include a marina that would allow for boat/kayak docking
-Ample parking will be available at and around the site. In fact, over 16,000 parking spots currently exist within a 20 minute walk to the site
-Ample bike parking will be available at and around the site