Warriors Arena Clears Hurdle

The proposed Golden State Warriors arena on the San Francisco Bay has cleared a major hurdle with the blessing of the University of California medical campus adjacent to the site.

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The Golden State Warriors hope to play future seasons in a new 18,000-seat arena in San Francisco, shown here in the latest artist rendering.

UCSF officials reached a deal with the city and NBA team about traffic mitigation, a major concern for the university’s medical facilities nearby.

The agreement calls for a $10 million Mission Bay Transportation Improvement Fund, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The fund will be dedicated to traffic control in the area, especially when there are events at the arena. In addition to paying for addition traffic cops, dedicated traffic lanes will be created for vehicles headed to the UCSF hospital.

Funds for the plan, which must be approved by the S.F. Board of Supervisors, will come from revenues from the proposed $1 billion, 18,000-seat arena once built.

The Warriors also agreed to have no more than 12 events a year that coincide with San Francisco Giants baseball games should traffic issues arise after the arena is constructed. The Giants play at nearby AT&T Park.