San Francisco’s NBA franchise, the Golden State Warriors, recently made the announcement that they’ve selected Snøhetta and AECOM as the architecture team to design the new sports and entertainment complex for the Warriors. While the terms of the agreement are currently in the final stages, the new stadium, to be located along the San Francisco waterfront, will act as a main destination in hosting home games for the Bay Area’s NBA team, provide a great venue for live concerts, local cultural events and conventions, as San Francisco has had difficulty accommodating for these types of prominent events. This caters well for a city characterized by its numerous culturally rich streetscapes featuring mixed-use neighborhoods anchored around central commercial corridors to which residents and visitors alike can walk.
Don’t know about the Warriors? Well then; the Golden State Warriors are a pro basketball team currently based in Oakland, California, and they are part of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was originally founded in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (like, durr…), where the franchise won the championship in the inaugural season of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which would eventually merge with the National Basketball League (NBL) to become the National Basketball Association. In 1962, the Warriors moved to San Francisco, California to become the San Francisco Warriors until 1971, when the team’s name was changed to the Golden State Warriors.