SF mayor unveils new Muni platform near Chase Center, the most 'transit-friendly' arena in the NBA

San Francisco officials say a new Muni platform near the Chase Center unveiled Wednesday will help ease congestion when thousands head to the first event at the Mission Bay arena next month. 

The new platform at Third Street between Warriors Way and 16th Street can hold 700 people at a time. Riders with a ticket to an event at the Chase Center can ride Muni to the arena free of charge on the day of the event. 

San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the Chase Center will be the most transit-friendly arena in the NBA. 

"Hopefully, when we open we'll see tons of people getting off at this platform," Breed said.

Assemblyman David Chiu added: "We know we have more work to do but this is one of the major stops to make sure we have great transit in the bay. Go Dubs!"

Taking the ferry to the Chase Center is also an option. 

Within the next two years, the goal is to have a ferry stop in Mission Bay. 

But come September, riders can get on the ferry at the Main Street Alameda terminal or Jack London Square in Oakland and be dropped off at Pier 48 ½ - about a half mile from the Chase Center. 

The first event at the Chase Center is a Metallica and San Francisco Symphony concert on Sept. 6.