Warriors delay opening date for SF Mission Bay arena by a season

- The Golden State Warriors released a statement on Friday saying their proposed San Francisco Mission Bay arena and entertainment complex would be delayed by one season, pushing the opening to 2019.

According to the news release, they say the delayed opening is because of a pending lawsuit, which they call “wasteful”, but expected.

They claim the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) lawsuit is a last resort brought on by what they are calling an “anonymous SuperPAC” despite EIR (environmental Impact Report) approval by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

The group that filed the lawsuit— the Mission Bay Alliance— has responded, calling it a “victory for opponents of the Warriors ill-conceived” complex.

Mission Bay Alliance claims public opposition to the Warriors’ 18,500 arena is growing and that it will cause gridlock in the area of growing development and would hinder access to the UCSF children’s hospital.

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