Community

We support the Warriors because they are committed to being a community partner and good neighbor. 

This project is the result of months of open, above-board dialogue and community planning. In a larger sense, it is the result of many years of public planning for our neighborhood. Many of us have been participants in this extensive public process, which has shaped the Warriors’ development so that it meets the community’s needs.

Just in the past year, the Warriors have presented at over twenty public meetings, met one-on-one with nearly 150 neighbors, supported our school fundraisers, and participated in our community festivals. They truly care about the surrounding neighborhoods and the families that live here.

Recently, nearly 4,000 people signed a petition supporting the Warriors development in Mission Bay and calling in to question the recently formed, deep-pocketed opposition group that does not represent our community or our interests. If you support the project and are interested in getting involved please sign up to volunteer.


 

 Patrick Valentino
Patrick Valentino
Vice President, South Beach Mission Bay Merchants Association

Since the beginning the Warriors have engaged their Mission Bay neighbors in every step of the project through monthly community advisory meetings as well as smaller neighborhood gatherings – listening to our feedback and making adjustments to meet our needs. Because of this commitment to collaboration the project has evolved with the Community's needs. I’m confident that this project will fit in perfectly within our vibrant neighborhood.”

ToniToni Mobley
Bayview Resident

“I can’t wait for the Warriors to move back to San Francisco! As a resident of the Bayview, I am thrilled that the Warriors new arena will be just a hop, skip and a jump away. There are so many amazing new businesses and restaurants along Third Street, and I know that the new entertainment center will only add to the vibrancy of our community. The southeast neighborhoods are ready to make San Francisco Warriors Ground!”

 Joel
Joel Koppel
Laborer, IBEW Local 6

“Having worked as an electrician in San Francisco for 15 years, I welcome the Warriors arena project with open arms. The development of this arena and on-site office towers will create good paying, union jobs for thousands of San Franciscans. Construction workers, sheet metal workers, and electricians will have the unique opportunity to build a venue that will be not only beautiful, but a long-lasting fixture of our city. The Warriors have taken a stand to pay trade workers a prevailing wage, and for that, I support this project.”

Patricia Britt and Tim SlaughterPatricia Britt and Tim Slaughter
Dogpatch Residents

“We live in the Dogpatch and could not be more excited about the Warriors move to the neighborhood. Once the project is completed, we will be within walking distance of so many new entertainment and dining options, not to mention championship basketball. This arena will serve as an economic engine for the city, drawing in visitors from the Bay area and across the nation, all built without public money. A world class city needs an entertainment venue of this size and scope—let’s get this arena built.

Esther

Esther Stearns
Mission Bay Resident 

“The Warriors arena is a perfect fit for our neighborhood. My wife and I are raising a family in Mission Bay, and we support this project because it's much more than a sports arena and will enhance the neighborhood in many ways. With a focus on community, whether it's kite flying, bicycling or a holiday ice skating rink, the neighborhood will benefit greatly from the more than three acres of public open space on site and the adjacent 5.5 acre Bayfront Park.”

 Vanessa Aquino
Vanessa Aquino
Dogpatch Resident

I am a Native San Franciscan, and I've lived in Dogpatch for over 10 years. I've witnessed firsthand how our community has grown and changed. I proudly support the Warriors mixed-use development because it will serve as a community hub for performing arts, retail space, restaurants, and a wide range of community events. Even better, the Warriors are privately financing it with no money coming from the City or the public, and no new taxes would be involved. This is a huge win for our community and for all of San Francisco.” 
Ray Nyden
Ray Nyden
Potrero Hill Resident
As a small business owner and Potrero Hill resident, I strongly support the Warriors new arena in Mission Bay. The arena is expected to bring in $14 million annually in new tax revenue and support good jobs with living wages for thousands of San Franciscans. The Warriors will help build up our neighborhood and create opportunities for those of us who live and work in it. It is a no-brainer.”
DJ
Dion-Jay Brookter
Bayview Resident 
“The Warriors represent more than just a sports team to me and the community I work with. The team has partnered with organizations in our community to sponsor college scholarships, distribute books, host basketball clinics, provide job opportunities and training sessions, and refurbish a gymnasium. They are great community partners who have proven they are committed to supporting our youth and our city.
Scott Van Horn
Scott Van Horn
Dogpatch Resident
I live within blocks of the proposed new arena. I commend the Warriors on their extensive outreach to the community during this process. Their team has gathered a lot of public input by meeting with neighbors like me on a regular basis to give updates and listen to feedback. I am excited about the design, the increased options the new retail space will bring, the vibrancy the new arena will bring, and the new bay front park.  I look forward to continue working with the Warriors to bring this exciting addition to San Francisco.”