Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos and Golden State Warriors’ President Rick Welts face off on the opposing arguments over building a sports arena on San Francisco’s waterfront.
Here’s the bottom line: There is a dilapidated pier out there that the Warriors are willing to fix and construct a state-of-the-art arena that the city has never had. They are willing to pick up the $1 billion-plus tab and turn the eye sore into a unique arena that will include a park and stores.
Building a basketball arena on the San Francisco waterfront could cost $1 billion, an estimate Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts said is likely to grow as the team analyzes the site at Piers 30-32.
While plans for the Warriors arena along the city’s waterfront still additional government approval, a former city mayor and team president faced off on Tuesday night in one-on-one debate over the planned development.
A newly-released poll shows a large majority of people in San Francisco support a new privately-financed waterfront arena for the Golden State Warriors.
With eyes wide open as to the cost and length of the process, the head of the Golden State Warriors confirmed to KCBS Radio that the team is fully committed to building a new home on San Francisco’s waterfront.
Welts was hired as Golden State’s president and chief operating officer Monday and will report to owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber while handling the franchise’s business operations.