'We are on schedule' — Gianna Franco tours Chase Center with Warriors President/COO Rick Welts

Warriors exec takes 95.7 The Game inside Golden State's future arena

Gianna Franco
August 22, 2018 - 2:22 pm

The tour began with four words every Warriors fan wants to hear.

"We are on schedule."

That's what Rick Welts, the Golden State president and COO, said as he guided us through the construcion site of Chase Center. The good news is, the new arena is expected to open for the 2019-2020 Warriors season, however, it's running over budget.

"It's gotten more expesive as the project has gone on," Welts admitted. "But I will say this, it's a tribute to Joe Lacob and Peter Gruber, Warriors ownership, we haven't made any changes in the design becasue of that. No corners have been cut, we are building the project we set out to build. It's going to cost more than we expected, but it's going to be done on time."

Welts also says that working on a project like this is once in a lifetime. 

Chase Arena will be surrounded by a mixed-use retail space, park area and a plaza that they hope will draw people 365 days a year.  

Check out the video below to see Gianna's interview with Welts, and to see how much progress they've made on the arena. 

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