Court of Appeals OKs Warriors' plan to build arena in San Francisco

Golden State Warriors released a statement on Tuesday saying the appellate court has cleared the path for the Oakland team to build a stadium in San Francisco's Mission Bay. 

The statement from Warriors President & COO Rick Welts says it upholds the Environmental Impact Report for the Mission Bay site. 

The full statement reads as follows: 

“We’re very pleased by the Appellate Court’s ruling. We engaged in an extensive public planning process and we were approved by every board, agency and regulatory body we went before.

Now our project has been upheld by the trial court and the court of appeals. This decision clears the path for us to build a new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue and bring the Warriors back home to San Francisco.

We look forward to breaking ground soon.”

Over the summer a San Francisco judge ruled against Mission Bay arena project opponents. 

In July, Judge Garrett Wong rejected lawsuits filed in December and January by the Mission Bay Alliance, a group of UCSF donors, stakeholders, physicians and faculty members. They claim the 11-acre project would create major traffic and emergency access issues for the nearby UCSF Medical Center, especially on game days.