Chase Center is a brand new, $1.4 million sports arena in the Mission Bay area of downtown San Francisco. Since 2019, it has been the home of the Golden State Warriors, the 2022 NBA Champions.
One of Chase Center’s most prominent features called Thrive City is located outside the complex. The 3.2-acre exterior plaza features a huge jumbotron offering great views of the Warriors home and away games. This outdoor gathering space also hosts community-like activities and entertainment shows during the offseason.
Based on the results of the November election, sports betting might very well be coming to California. If the tribal-backed initiative passes, retail sportsbooks in CA will likely open sometime in 2023. That said, CA venues and stadiums like Chase Center won’t be a part of the sports betting framework, barring any major changes to the ballot measures.
Regardless, we’d like to provide an overview of the Chase Center for all Dubs fans out there. Where is Chase Center San Francisco? What’s the arena’s seating capacity? How many parking lots are available nearby? We’ve got you covered with answers to those questions and much more.
About Chase Center Golden State Warriors Arena
Since the arena isn’t exactly in the most touristy part of the city, you may want to study up on its location if it’s your first time in San Francisco. This begs the question: where is Chase Center? If you want to look it up on a map, here is the full address:
- 1 Warriors Way, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA
Chase Center sits on 11 acres of private land in the developing Mission Bay District, bordered by 3rd, 16th, and South Streets and Terry Francois Blvd. It’s less than a mile south of Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.
Brief History of Chase Center San Francisco
The construction of the Chase Center was announced in 2014. Two years later, the New York-based bank JP Morgan acquired the naming rights for a 20-year term. The deal was worth a reported $300 million.
With the city of San Francisco refusing to finance the project, the Warriors had to fund it out of their own pockets for an estimated $1.4 billion. Construction of the privately-financed arena began in Jan. 2017 with Mortenson/Clark as the contractor.
Construction of the complex was completed on schedule and was opened to the public on Sept. 6, 2019. Metallica performed at the grand opening show alongside the San Francisco Symphony.
Golden State Warriors Arena Specifications
Chase Center’s capacity for basketball games is up to 18,064 spectators, which is in the ballpark of the other two NBA arenas in California: Crypto.com and Golden 1 Center.
The complex is the new home for the six-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors. Previously, the team played in Oracle Arena in Oakland for nearly 50 years before moving to Chase Center.
At 9,699 square feet, Chase Center is home to the largest scoreboard in the NBA, six times larger than Oracle Arena. Additional space on the LED scoreboard displays detailed statistics like offensive rebound and TO percentages.
The arena also includes a 25,349 square-feet state-of-the-art practice facility called Oracle Performance Center, as part of the partnership extension with cloud software company Oracle.
The Chase Center seating chart is available on the arena’s official website.
Thrive City is a plaza surrounding the Chase Center. This open air-district represents a gathering space for visitors to enjoy. It features a range of restaurants and dining options, such as Nachoria, Belly & Sweet Belly, and Dumpling Time. The complex also includes a 10,000-square-foot Warriors Store with team apparel and the latest Nike Gear.
The district will also feature a 5.4-acre Waterfront Park between the arena and the bay.
Thrive City hosts watch parties for all Warriors Games via a large TV screen. The complex also runs a series of entertainment events throughout the summer, including outdoor movies, comedy shows, DJ events, and happy hours.
Sports Betting at Chase Center
Chase Center will likely remain out of the picture when sports betting launches in CA. This is unless Prop 26 and Prop 27 implement provisions that will include sports venues.
Bets Offered at Chase Center
If Prop 26 passes on the November ballot, tribal casinos across the state would be able to operate retail sportsbooks on their premises. In that case, you will have numerous options to select from nearby San Francisco, including the Lytton Casino in San Pablo (which is 20 miles away).
The standard betting offering at retail books across the country includes the following wager types:
- Live bets
- Point spreads
Chase Center Partnerships
Along with six other NBA and NHL teams, Golden State partnered with Betway in March 2021.
The team also has a promotional deal with Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, owned by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation.
Chase Center Parking
Chase Center has a three-level underground parking lot with 950 spaces. Visitors must purchase the tickets in advance for both the Mercedes-Benz Garage and the Warriors Way Garage.
Chase Center parking is affordable. The prices are around $40 for regular season games.
Furthermore, there are a few thousand additional parking spaces near the arena, including lots at 19th Street and 1800 Owens Street.
Chase Center Accommodations in San Francisco
Despite not having an onsite hotel, Chase Center has a few partnerships with hotels that offer discounts when booking through the arena’s official site:
- Hilton Union Square: 333 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
- Hilton Airport Bayfront: 600 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010
- Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown: 942 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
- Parc 55 San Francisco: 55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Chase Center Client Services
During game days, guests can get assistance at the guest services kiosks at Portal 52 and Portal 13. Send an email to [email protected] to resolve any queries or obtain information outside event times.
Chase Center Online Sportsbook
Legal sports betting apps in California will probably not be affiliated with Chase Center. Prop 27, the initiative that supports online wagering in the state, requires licensed operators to link up with tribal casinos. There are no mentions of sports venues in the initiative.
Chase Center SF FAQ
Chase Center is situated in Southeast San Francisco, in the up-and-coming Mission Bay District. The arena is within walking distance of Oracle Park, the home ground of the San Francisco Giants of the MLB.
You can get into the arena 90-120 minutes before the tip-off at the earliest. For non-Warriors events, the doors are open one hour before the event. The Thrive City, the plaza surrounding the Chase Center, is open during the offseason.
Chase Center boasts a wide range of eateries and concession stands, serving local dishes and classic fares like burgers, dips, cheese, and salumi. There are eight kitchens in the arena. Popular restaurants on-site include Dumpling Time, Miller & Lux, and Gott’s Roadside.
In most states, you have to be 21 years or older to bet on sports, and California will likely impose the same age requirement when it launches retail and/or online sportsbooks.
Chase Center does not operate an online sportsbook, nor is it affiliated with one.
Chase Center doesn’t currently operate a retail sportsbook. On the off chance it opens one, it would likely have odds on Big 4 leagues, golf, tennis, soccer, MMA, boxing, NASCAR, and maybe a few niche sports.
Yes, but only via online horse race betting sites like TVG. Betting on horses is permitted by California law.