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Chase Center Taking Shape

Chase Center, Golden State Warriors

It has been a little more than a year since ground was broken for the Chase Center. In the time period since, construction of the future home of the Golden State Warriors has made steady progress, putting it in a position to open on time. 

On January 17, 2017, officials broke ground on the Chase Center. That marked another step toward the eventual opening of the arena, which will be located in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. During its planning and construction process, the venue has been the subject of significant attention, as it is expected to offer several unique features relating to design and technology, and is being viewed as an anchor for development in the surrounding area.

The arena has been scheduled to open in time for the 2019-20 NBA season, and it appears that construction is maintaining pace. Recently, the Warriors provided an update on the venue’s construction, estimating that it is about 40% complete and on schedule to meet its planned opening date. More from The San Francisco Chronicle:

Meanwhile, the labor continues, full speed ahead. Warriors officials say 40 percent of the construction is complete, with over 1,300 pilings (measuring 21 miles in length in aggregate) already installed. Six of those 21 miles are anchored in bedrock, reinforced by 30,000 cubic yards of structural concrete and grout.

Over 1,300 tons of steel have been installed by a workforce that numbers over 450 per day. When it’s all said and done, more than 8,000 construction workers will have labored on Chase Center.

Until the Chase Center opens, the Warriors will remain at their current home, Oracle Arena in Oakland. Originally opening in 1966, Oracle Arena is currently the oldest active facility in the NBA.

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