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Legal Chess Match Set to Continue for Warriors’ Proposed Arena

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NBC Bay Area

The Golden State Warriors are hours away from taking the court in Toronto for a regular season contest, but a different court battle regarding the team's proposed stadium is slated to be heard Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the Mission Bay Alliance will be appealing a ruling that was levied earlier this year quashing their desperate legal fight to put a hold on the 18,000-seat arena's construction.

The opponents against the Mission Bay arena will rekindle arguments that San Francisco broke environmental and zoning laws during the stadium's planning process.

Well-funded donors and employees with the UCSF Medical Center who make up the Mission Bay Alliance will also raise concerns about whether or not the city adequately addressed traffic and congestion issues as well as if leaders accounted for potentially dangerous contaminants that could be released from the stadium.

The new arena has already received a stamp of approval from San Francisco's Board of Supervisors and was even certified as an Environmental Leadership Project by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Arguments will be heard beginning at 2 p.m. inside California's 1st District Court of Appeal.

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