Frequently Asked Questions

What is Warriors Ground San Francisco (WGSF)?

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Warriors Ground SF is a neighborhood organization that brings together enthusiastic supporters of the Golden State Warriors’ mixed-use development project in Mission Bay - including community leaders, fans, business, labor, entertainment industry representatives and residents from across the entire city.

Why has the team decided to build a new facility in San Francisco?

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The Warriors believe a spectacular, centrally located sports and entertainment center, located near myriad transportation options in San Francisco, will best serve the organization, the fans and the entire Bay Area.

Where will the new arena be located?

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The new Sports and Entertainment Center will be built in Mission Bay on 12 acres of private, inland property, bounded by 3rd, 16th and South Streets, and Terry Francois Blvd.

How will the new arena be financed? Will this cost taxpayers anything?

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The arena will be entirely privately financed and built on private land – virtually unprecedented among major league sports and entertainment facilities in the U.S. Unlike virtually every other arena or stadium project in the country, there will be no public subsidy.

When will the groundbreaking take place?

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A specific groundbreaking date has not been set, but the organization is targeting the 2018-19 season for opening its new arena.

What public transportation and parking options are there?

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The Mission Bay site is well served by public transportation, and borders Muni's 3rd Street Light Rail. The location is also within a few blocks of Caltrain, and BART connects via an easy underground connection to Muni, both at Embarcadero and at Powell Station (once the Central Subway opens in 2018). The Mission Bay neighborhood already has ample parking, far more than is currently available at Oracle. And a new I-280 freeway connection at Mariposa Street will land less than a block away.

Will there be parking?

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Ample parking will be available at and around the site. In fact, more than 9,000 parking spots currently exist in the immediate area.

What other events can the new facility potentially host?

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A new arena will fill a void in San Francisco's cultural scene, providing a facility that can accommodate top-name musical acts, conventions, major cultural events and other sporting events. Of the top 25 cities in America, by population, San Francisco is currently the only city that doesn’t have a 12,000-or-larger indoor facility.