THE ARENA AT THE HEART OF AN EVOLVING COMMUNITY

With an emphasis on hospitality, San Francisco’s Chase Center bolsters a growing neighborhood.

THE ARENA AT THE HEART OF AN EVOLVING COMMUNITY

With an emphasis on hospitality, San Francisco’s Chase Center bolsters a growing neighborhood.

Chase Center, San Francisco. The new home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors offers a diversity of experiences within a new 11-acre waterfront entertainment district. Designed by Gensler (interior design) in collaboration with Kuth Ranieri Architects (entry lobbies), Manica Architecture (design architect), and Kendall/Heaton Associates (architect of record).

When the NBA’s Golden State Warriors announced in 2012 their plan to move from Oakland back to San Francisco, where the team had been based from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s, few could have predicted what was in store for the franchise or Mission Bay, the neighborhood they now call home.

Fast-forward to today, and the Warriors have won three of the last five NBA championships. Their new arena — Chase Center — has already earned a reputation for emphasizing the fan experience like no other. And Mission Bay has transformed from an industrial enclave into one of San Francisco’s most vibrant and desirable areas.

Adding to that vibrancy is the 11-acre development that Chase Center now anchors. Located along Mission Bay’s picturesque waterfront, the new district features public plazas, retail, office space, and public art. A Gensler-designed hotel is also in the works for the site.

Chase Center itself was designed to provide an unmatched level of hospitality at every touchpoint. Gensler collaborated with Manica Architecture, Kendall/Heaton Associates, and Kuth Ranieri Architects to translate that vision into an 18,000-seat facility that serves up memorable moments for both Warriors fans and attendees of various entertainment events.

RAISING THE BAR
Chase Center suites provide the ultimate in premium sports experiences.
FREE TO ROAM
Cantinas and clubs offer fans lively settings away from their seats.
UNMATCHED HOSPITALITY
Spaces throughout the arena emphasize a sense of welcome.
THEATRICAL PRESENCE
A separate theater entrance greets fans for concerts and other non-gameday events.

Key to the Chase Center experience is the notion that no ticket holder should be tied to a seat. Thus, fans have access to a variety of lounges, clubs, and other gathering spaces, depending on the type of ticket purchased. And for those looking to take their experience to the next level, Chase Center boasts premium offerings that include 44 suites and 60 theater boxes that draw from the latest in hospitality design.

Those elements, combined with the building’s soaring lobbies, expansive views, and concourses featuring pieces on loan from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, make Chase Center a key addition to a neighborhood still on the rise.

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