Will Warriors Arena Open by 2017-18?
The Golden State Warriors’ plan to build a waterfront arena in San Francisco is months behind its original schedule, and the repair cost for piers to hold the venue has increased by as much as $50 million, city documents show.
The team could miss its 2017 targeted opening, and the new figure – if it holds – raises the question of who would cover the bill.
The basketball franchise’s representatives dispute the cost projection and downplay the delays as routine for a complex project. They maintain that the arena will be ready for the start of the 2017-18 NBA season but acknowledge their schedule is tight – and doesn’t leave much room for unforeseen problems.