Nearing its final stages of construction, the impending Chase Center, future home of the Golden State Warriors, is set to transform the Mission Bay / Dogpatch neighborhood into a money-maker for the city and for area homeowners. You can watch the new arena’s progress via live cam and regularly updated images on the Chase Center site.
The Chase Center’s perforated white shell is visible—reportedly inspired by the Bay Area’s fog and the maritime history, much like almost every other new construction in the city—as well as the surrounding areas.
The Chase Center isn’t scheduled for completion until the end of 2019, so this has a few months to go. Once completed, the 18,000-seat arena, designed by MANICA Architecture with interiors by Gensler, will also feature 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, as well as five-plus acres of public waterfront park.
Fun fact: Directly down beneath the north end free throw line, buried beneath the hardwood and concrete, is a Rick Barry bobblehead. According to ABC 7, “Barry’s all-time free throw shooting percentage was 89.3-percent, and he led the NBA in free throw shooting percentage the final three seasons of his career.”
(Neat. But not as neat as the bras hidden inside the giant glove statue near the bleachers section at Oracle Park, placed there by the women at Scientific Art Studio who helped build it the oversized mitt.)
The Warriors are scheduled to play their first season inside the new Chase Center at the start of the 2019-2020 season.