Alley-oop: Opening Night at Chase Center!

23 October 2019
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Last night, for the first time ever, the Golden State Warriors played a regular season home game at their new home, Chase Center, marking the first Warriors game in San Francisco — excluding this year’s preseason games — since January 29, 1971. The Warriors fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 141-122.

Opening Night: What to Look Forward To

Opened earlier last month, Chase Center is a 11-acre mixed-use waterfront development featuring office, retail, restaurants, and the 350,000-sf multi-purpose arena which serves as a year-round cultural venue in Mission Bay, San Francisco. Walter P Moore provided enclosure engineering, parking consulting, construction engineering, and waterproofing services for the new $1.4 billion state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex, which is also home to the NBA Golden State Warriors.

The ambitious arena is clad with a complex rain screen and metal-perforated skin with large glass atria walls at the plaza and waterside entries. The skin of the arena was designed with complex layered surfaces that intersect and offset to create the unique façade. These surfaces in turn used three different primary materials: glass for the atria, precast concrete for the base of the building, and glass and metal panels for the majority of the surface area.

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