A major milestone was reached at Chase Center on Sunday, as the new home of the Golden State Warriors welcomed its one millionth guest. The one millionth guest entered the venue prior to Sunday’s game between the Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans.
The milestone comes just six months after Chase Center opened its doors for the first time last September with a historic performance by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony. First-Year Season Ticket Holder Alden Faught was greeted by Warriors hype-man Franco Finn, the Bay Blue Notes, Warriors Dance Team members and a shower of confetti and balloons upon scanning his ticket and entering the arena. Sunday’s game marked the 67th Chase Center event held at the arena since opening.
To commemorate the historic occasion, Warriors Co-Executive Chairman and CEO Joe Lacob, Warriors President and COO Rick Welts, Chase Center General Manager Kim Stone and former Warriors player Zaza Pachulia met with Faught and personally upgraded him to floor seats. To round out what would be an unforgettable night for Faught, he had the opportunity to high five players as they took the court, meet with players after the game and received a number of gifts including a team-signed basketball, customized jersey and tickets to an upcoming Chase Center concert of his choice.
In addition to welcoming its millionth guest, earlier this week Chase Center was also awarded the Development of the Year Award given out by the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) at their annual Best of the Bay Awards Dinner.
Over a million fans have made their way to Chase Center to watch Warriors basketball or a concert at the arena thanks to the Warriors’ consecutive sellout streak of 371 games, the fourth-longest active streak in the NBA and tied for 10th all-time, and sold out shows of some of the biggest acts in the industry including Ariana Grande (twice), Black Keys, Cher, Elton John (twice), Eric Clapton, Janet Jackson, John Mayer, Jonas Brothers, Metallica (twice), Phil Collins and more.
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