Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks the Start of Construction on the Chase Center
January 18, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — Mortenson/Clark members joined San Francisco city officials, and representatives and players from the Golden State Warriors organization to break ground on the Chase Center. When complete, the world-class facility will be home to the Golden State Warriors and serve as an entertainment venue for the city.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, Golden State Warriors President and COO Rick Welts thanked all of the stakeholders involved in helping make their vision a reality. "We have been looking forward to this day since we first had the vision of building a privately financed state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex in San Francisco, and are excited for what this will bring to the city of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area community," said Welts.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee also spoke, announcing Chase City Assists, a program that addresses the Bay Area’s economic and social challenges. The program includes training and education opportunities for career advancement in the field of construction. The intensive, trade-specific training will focus on local residents and is designed to increase job-readiness, and support their economic empowerment and upward mobility.
The Chase Center, which is scheduled to open for the start of the 2019-20 NBA season, will feature a 18,000-seat arena, two office buildings, 100,000 square feet of mixed-use/retail space, and underground parking. The complex will sit on an 11-acre site, of which more than three acres will be dedicated to plazas, green space, and other public gathering areas.
Mortenson/Clark is a joint venture between Clark Construction Group and Mortenson Construction. Combined, the Mortenson/Clark team has an $11.8 billion sports and entertainment portfolio and more than four decades of experience building in San Francisco.