Take A First Look At The Golden State Warriors New Arena On SF Waterfront

In 2017 The Golden State Warriors will be making a move to San Francisco to play at their new arena on the Piers 30-32 waterfront. The arena hasn’t been giving a name yet but it’s going to be easily accessible by BART, Caltrain and Muni stops, ferry terminals and obviously the Bay Bridge. It’ll also be in walking distance for many people within the Financial District in Downtown San Francisco.

For over 40 years, the Warriors have played in the Oakland’s Oracle Arena as management is excited about the move to finally have their own arena in 5 years from now. No word on whether they’ll go back to the old San Francisco Warriors name but we would imagine them keeping the Golden State name. With their lease at Oracle Arena expiring in 2017, they’ll be able to make the move to their new arena for the 2017-18.

Snøhetta and AECOM are going to be behind the architecture of the new arena as it’ll also be near the AT&T Ball Park currently tenanted to the SF Giants. Speaking of which, you can check after the jump to watch Snøhetta architect Craig Dykers discuss the new arena and below to view artwork of how the arena will be looking in a few years.

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