NBA Rumors: Golden State Warriors potential new arena delayed

Oct 30, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; T-shirts depicting a map of the bay area and the new bay bridge Golden State Warriors logo at Oracle Arena before the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have plans to build a waterfront arena in San Francisco – one they had hoped to open for the 2017 season.

That unfortunately won’t be the case though as co-owner Joe Lacob admitted that target date is no longer valid.

The Warriors (who currently play in Oakland) are looking to move across the bay and construct the waterfront stadium, but they’ve been met with serious opposition (in addition to land issues) and there simply is no way the arena will be ready on the targeted date.

The Golden State Warriors are putting their goal of opening a waterfront arena in San Francisco by 2017 on hold for a year – and maybe longer.

“It’s about getting it right, not about getting it done fast,” said Warriors President Rick Welts.

The Warriors had planned to build real estate in the area as well (for financial investment), but concerned citizens are attempting to put forth a petition that would require a vote for both the real estate and the arena.

Topics: Golden State Warriors

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