Golden State Warriors flush toilet bowl arena, unveil new design

The Golden State Warriors have changed their designs for their new arena after the original concept resembled a giant toilet bowl.

“We believe this plan is a perfect fit for Mission Bay, for San Francisco, and for the entire region,” said Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman and CEO of the Warriors. “Our goal is to not only build a world-class arena for our team and our fans, but also create a vibrant place that residents and visitors will want to enjoy, whether on game days or any other day.”

“The new Warriors sports and entertainment center is going to activate Mission Bay in new ways and create a 21st century fan experience and a premier entertainment experience for concert and convention-goers,” said Co-Executive Chairman Peter Guber. “It will serve as a ‘digital’ meeting place, with state-of-the-art amenities, unbelievable sightlines and new views of the Bay.”

Features of the updated design include:

  • 18,064 seat multi-purpose arena
  • More than 100,000 square feet of retail space, mostly food-oriented
  • 3.2 acres of plazas and public space – approximately 30% of the total site
  • A 35,000 square foot public plaza on 3rd Street, larger than Union Square
  • A 24,000 square foot public plaza of open space on the southeast side of the project
  • A view deck with newly opened vistas to San Francisco Bay
  • Approximately 580,000 square feet of office/biotech/lab space
  • Approximately 950 Parking spaces (in three concealed/underground levels)
  • 300 spaces of permanent bike valet parking

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