Welcome to Chase Center — A photo (and video) essay of the Warriors' new home

A look inside Golden State's Mission Bay arena

Karl Buscheck
August 26, 2019 - 3:55 pm

The sightlines are impeccable.

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That's the immediate — and unavoidable observation — upon first stepping foot inside Chase Center, the soon-to-be home of the Warriors. The views, from the epynomous courtside club to the catina perched him atop the bowl, overlooking the floor. That's what it's all about. The views.

Here's a glimpse inside the Warriors' shiny new building in Mission Bay, which first opens its doors to basketball on Oct. 5 when Steph and friends host LeBron.

Before you arrive at the cantina, first a look out onto the horizon.

From the cantina itself, which promises to be one of the most popular areas in the building, the banners can be seen up close.

What's on tap, Part I.

Part II.

Part III, with a suble nod to Oakland.

Oh, the food.

In the Tanduay Rum Theater Boxes it's like you're riding on some fancy train.

The artwork, meticulously curated.

A couple of coaches.

One MVP.

Some old friends.

Oracle lives.

A piece of the floor.

The new floor.

There were no photos allowed on the player campus (which is still far from completed), also know as the practice facility, the weight room, the training room, the locker room, the sauna, the float tank and the steam room. Then there's the player's lounge — complete with six TVs on one wall and two on the opposite.

A few quick notes from the locker room; it's a giant circle. Upon entering, Klay Thompson's locker, at least the current mock-up is the first stall. Stephen Curry lockers alongside his brother-in-law, Damion Lee. On his other side is Juan Toscano-Anderson, the training camp invite.

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The plaza is boiling, at least by San Francico standards. But it's an incredible space, anchored by yet another massive video board.

This plaza promises to be electric on game nights, as long as city noise ordinances don't get in the way.

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