By Scott Ostler Updated 4:15 pm PST, Friday, January 4, 2019 Season ticket holder Tim Leahy, center, was surprised with the opportunity to install his new seats with an assist by Warriors legend Tim Hardaway, at the new Chase Arena which is still under construction in San Francisco on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. The seats were the first installed at the arena, and the Warrior will open their 2019-2020 season in the new facility. less Season ticket holder Tim Leahy, center, was surprised with the opportunity to install his new seats with an assist by Warriors legend Tim Hardaway, at the new Chase Arena which is still under construction in ... more Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of … [Read more...] about Chase Center: Seven things you didn’t know about Warriors new home
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 4: NBA Golden State Warriors Championship banners and an American flag are displayed in the facade of Chase Center main entrance in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 4: Longtime season ticket holder Tim Healy, of Castro Valley, walks along the 200s section after he saw and sat in the first four seats installed at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2017. Healy, a season ticket holder since 1987, bought the fourth seats in section 211, row 1. "The best seats in the house," he said. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 4: Construction workers work on the main floor of Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 4: An iron worker works on the second level of Chase Center … [Read more...] about Photos: Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center shaping up
By Nick Eilerson | November 10, 2018 at 8:00 am Kevin Durant strolled across the dirt floor at Chase Center on Friday afternoon, his rented size-18 work boots slowing to a halt near a spot that approximated mid-court. Then the Warriors’ superstar forward looked toward the rafters, mouth agape, and contemplated his future. Durant signed a two-year, $61.5 million deal with Golden State this summer, but he carries a player option for the 2019-20 season. That option allows the nine-time All-Star to either move elsewhere or ink another deal with the Warriors. “My imagination is going wild right now,” he said. “The possibilities.” Friday’s hard-hat tour was billed as a showcase for corporate executives and media members to get a glimpse of the Warriors’ massive new home in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. The afternoon also featured Warriors president Rick Welts announcing a business partnership with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. … [Read more...] about Kevin Durant gazes into his potential Chase Center future: ‘The possibilities’
Chase Center is coming together, and Kevin Durant likes what he sees. The Warriors superstar took a tour of the team’s future home Friday afternoon, which left him semi-speechless at times. “I don’t even really know what to say,” said Durant, staring up at the massive facade, still under construction. “This is incredible. Incredible establishment, man. To play basketball in this. It’s a dream come true, man.” He didn’t say whether he’s going to live to witness that dream in person next season, but you have to figure Chase Center may be the perfect motivation to sign on the dotted line. “My imagination is going wild right now. The possibilities,” said Durant, a few minutes later, looking out onto the future court. The possibility of re-signing Durant is actually a story for another day. Whether the former NBA MVP comes back to keep chasing rings with Steph Curry & Co. is an issue for Warriors GM Bob Myers to wrestle … [Read more...] about Can Chase Center keep Kevin Durant with the Warriors?
By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group September 5, 2018 at 7:00 am Click here if you have trouble viewing the gallery or video. SAN FRANCISCO — The accomplished men sat on a stage near Piers 30-32 and basked in the environment around them. The sun shined brightly. No rain or clouds existed. The waterfront behind them provided a picturesque setting with a pleasant breeze. As if the circumstances were not already seemingly perfect. Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob, co-owner Peter Guber, president/chief operating officer Rick Welts, the late San Francisco mayor Ed Lee, former NBA commissioner David Stern and other city and Warriors officials all sat on stage on May 22, 2012 to announce one thing. In 2017, the Warriors would move from Oakland to San Francisco and have a new arena on Piers 30-32. During the event though, Stern expressed his skepticism. Stern told Welts a few times privately, “I’m not sure you’re ever going to … [Read more...] about NBA Hall of Fame: Why Warriors’ Rick Welts calls ‘Chase Center’ project most difficult of his career