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An inside look at Warriors’ new Chase Center arena

(Photo by Jake Montero)

SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors gave the Bay Area media their first tour of The Chase Center on Monday, the team’s new state-of-the-art arena in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. The building was impressive, most notably the new scoreboard, which is the biggest in the NBA, and immensely detailed.

The huge screen just isn’t for show. The Warriors previewed video showing what the in-game highlights will look like and it’s pretty incredible.

The arena also features a number of tributes to the key members of the Warriors’ recent three-time championship winning squads, including hand-drawn pictures of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant. The Warriors are making a point not to shy away from references to Durant, as the photo below from one of the hallways illuminates.

Here’s what the view will look for those lucky enough to get their hands on courtside seats.

As has been both praised and criticized, the arena has numerous private spaces and clubs for those willing to pay the price. Here’s a taste of a few of those.

The tour concluded at The Chase Center Plaza, which is the main entrance to the stadium, and could serve as the team’s version of Jurassic Park, a place where fans who didn’t get tickets can watch games outside the arena.

All-in-all it’s hard to argue the Warriors and Joe Lacob haven’t delivered on their promise to build a privately financed, state-of-the-art arena. Will it be as loud as Oracle? We’ll have to wait and see.


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