If there’s an early surprise for Warriors fans in today’s architects’ presentation of the new arena the team wants to build on Piers 30-32, it’s that if and when the team moves to San Francisco, some fans may be left out. The proposed arena calls for 17,500 seats; that’s a downsize from the 19,596 capacity for basketball games at Oracle.
On the financial side, San Francisco will be on the hook for up to $120 million of the $1 billion cost of the new building, the Chronicle says. Or in other words, the cost of shoring up the dilapidated piers beneath the arena, although repairing/replacing them would be the Warriors’ responsibility. Chronicle