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High-Profile Boosters Launch Group Supporting New Warriors Arena

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Artist's conception of a Warriors arena on San Francisco Piers 30-32 with AT&T Park in the foreground. (Art Zendarski/Golden State Warriors)

Artist’s conception of a Warriors arena on San Francisco Piers 30-32 with AT&T Park in the foreground. (Art Zendarski/Golden State Warriors)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Supporters of a new Golden State Warriors’ arena on San Francisco’s waterfront launched an organization Tuesday to act as official boosters for the project.

Among the high-profile supporters who gathered at a news conference on the steps of City Hall was former 49ers team president Carmen Policy.

“This is the opportunity for this city, this area to again be the best there is,” Policy said.

Adonal Foyle, a former Warriors star, was among those who can’t wait for the team to break ground on a new waterfront arena at Piers 30 and 32. He plans to play a big role in the organization.

“I hope that the people of San Francisco continue to fight for this amazing project. I think it’s definitely worthwhile and I think it’s going to do great things for this city,” he said.

Tuesday’s event also attracted people who have raised concerns about the project. Buffy Martin Tarbox of the San Francisco Waterfront Alliance said plans for what they describe as a 135-foot high waterfront arena is happening way too fast.

“We’re really concerned about some of the environmental issues and these are things that should not be rushed, especially the building of such a massive project,” Tarbox said.

Supporters hope the arena brings jobs and money to the waterfront, not to mention the Warriors back to San Francisco.

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