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Golden State Warriors Release Initial Design for Mission Bay Arena

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The Golden State Warriors have released the proposed initial design for their new arena and new office complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.

The Warriors held a meeting with the Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee on Thursday night in which they released the rendering for the new arena. More detailed drawings will be released later in the fall, but this initial design will give fans and community members an idea of what the Warriors want to accomplish with their new arena.

The Warriors’ proposed mulit-use arena sits on a 12-acre site in Mission Bay, and more than three acres of that space will be utilized as public space, landscaping, or plazas. There will also be about 500,000 square feet of office space and between 55,000 and 95,000 square feet of retail space. The arena and event space will include about 18,000 seats. There will also be an enclosed parking structure for office users and site visitors.

The proposed arena will sit on the east side of the 12-acre site, and the office buildings will be located in the northwest corner (South Street and Third Street) and the southwest corner (Third Street and 16th Street) of the site. There will also be retail sites on the Third Street Plaza, on the ground floors of the office buildings, and in the northeast corner of the site (Terry Francois Boulevard and South Street).

The Warriors said in the meeting that they will address other issues involving the proposed arena such as traffic, publish transit, parking, noise, and more in another upcoming meeting.

At the meeting, Warriors’ president Rick Welts explained the importance of these discussions with the community, according to Eric Young of the San Francisco Business Times.

Rick Welts, the Warriors president, said team meetings with the Mission Bay residents will be “critical.”

It’s “essential for us to get the right project design,” he added, “People’s comments were thoughtful. It’s a welcome step.”

The Warriors are hoping to open the new arena for the 2018-2019 season.

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