New Design for Warriors' Waterfront Arena Released

Spectators at the Warriors' new arena would have Bay Bridge views.

By Chris Roberts
|  Monday, May 6, 2013  |  Updated 5:05 PM PDT
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Before you leave a Warriors game of the future, make sure Bay Bridge traffic isn't bad -- just peek out the window and take a look.

Updated plans for the Golden State Warriors' new arena on the San Francisco waterfront include views of the Bay Bridge, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

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The plans for the privately-financed arena, to be built on Piers 30-32 just south of the Bay Bridge, now include less seating and luxury suites in exchange for a large window -- and also more "maritime uses."

There will be less retail space and space for a cruise ship to dock at the piers, a requirement for the development project suggested by state officials.

The team's new plans come at a time when the plans must be vetted by a variety of state and local planning officials.

"Under the plan, the Warriors would finance the arena construction and the repair of the piers, which has been estimated at between $875 million and $975 million," the newspaper reported. "The team would be eligible for up to $120 million in reimbursement from The City for the pier repair work."

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