SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — After the Golden State Warriors announced they are opting to build a new arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood instead of the Embarcadero, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll has found many city residents are supporting the plan.
The poll of 500 San Francisco adults found 68 percent support the idea of a new arena, while 17 percent said they are opposed and 15 percent are not sure.READ MORE: Antioch Teen Fatally Wounded In Saturday Night Shooting; Angry Crowd Confronts Police
Respondents are also overwhelmingly in favor of the Mission Bay location, with 65 percent of those surveyed in favor and 18 percent opposed.
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While the arena is receiving widespread support, San Francisco residents are also concerned about the height of buildings proposed along the waterfront. 36 percent of those surveyed said they are very concerned about building height, and another 29 percent said they are somewhat concerned.
On Monday, the Warriors said they have reached an agreement to buy a 12 acre parcel of land from Salesforce for an undisclosed amount. The land, which is near AT&T Park and the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, is bounded by Third Street, 16th Street, South Street, and Terry Francois Boulevard.
Previously, the team sought to build an arena on Piers 30-32, but faced opposition from neighborhood groups. Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, who led a group that opposed the Embarcadero plan, said Monday that he supports an arena in Mission Bay.MORE NEWS: Video: Solano County Sheriff's K9 Subdues Suspect Fleeing On Foot After High-Speed Pursuit
The poll has a margin of error +/- 4 percent.