SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— After the original design raised eyebrows and even some comparisons to a toilet bowl, the Golden State Warriors unveiled revised plans for their future San Francisco-Mission Bay arena.

The team’s President and CEO Rick Welts talked about the “awkward phase” after the September release of the arena’s initial design.

“Thank goodness for social media is what I say, because we had hundreds of people look at that design,” said Welts. He added that his team had a moment of revelation based on feedback and they collectively agreed, “You know what? That looks like a toilet bowl!”

Artist's original rendering of proposed Golden State Warriors arena in San Francisco Mission Bay in September. (MANICA Architecture)

Artist’s original rendering of proposed Golden State Warriors arena in San Francisco Mission Bay in September. (MANICA Architecture)

Lead architect David Manica of MANICA Architecture, said a rectangular viewing deck that drew references to the back of a toilet bowl has been modified.

“That Bayfront terrace has been sculpted back,” Manica said. According to him, it’s now about half the size. “It’s also lower than it was before,” he said.

The updated design also includes plazas and public space that would take up about a third of the entire sight.

Welt said they hope to have the approval process complete by next fall with shovels in the ground shortly after so the privately-funded 18,064 seat venue could open in time for the 2018-2019 NBA season.

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