Opposition Heating Up for Warriors Arena
As more details for the massive Warriors Arena plan in Mission Bay surface, more locals are pushing back. Here's the latest.
Another group has emerged to announce its opposition to the development, conjuring images of people unable to access the nearby UCSF hospital. The city says the parking situation is under control, and that is has routinely met with neighbors, UCSF officials and the Giants to work out any issues. The Warriors announced plans to move their arena site from Piers 30-32 on the Embarcadero to Mission Bay a year ago. The stadium space will share the use of 950 spots in a parking garage with two 16-foot office towers and retail that will also be built on the site.
Meanwhile, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and tech financier Ron Conway, both major donors to UCSF, debunked the "UCSF stakeholders," reports the San Francisco Business Times. Both men accused the opponents Thursday of misrepresenting facts and "spinning a story for their own benefit." [SFBT]