SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors’ new home in San Francisco’s waterfront is ready for prime time.
The Chase Center was inaugurated Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and officials with the Warriors and naming rights partner JPMorgan Chase.
A ceremony at the $1.4 billion facility included the unveiling of a sculpture called “Seeing Spheres” by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and a singing group from Oakland, which was home to the Warriors’ since 1967.
The team announced its move to San Francisco in 2012 and broke ground in 2017.
The venue with a capacity for 18,000 people will host its first event Friday — a concert by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony.
The Warriors’ first game at their new home will be a preseason match on October 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers.