The Golden State Warriors will be moving across the bay next season. This marks the end of their tenure at Oakland’s Oracle Arena, and the 2019-20 season will begin at the Chase Center, a state-of-the-art waterfront arena in San Francisco, funded by the team itself.
And the team has now announced the first event at the almost-finished Chase Center. On September 6, the arena will be christened with a unique joint concert of Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony.
Warriors announce first event, a concert, at Chase Center will be on September 6th: Metallica and SF symphony. NBA preseason begins in October.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 18, 2019
That’s certainly one way to kick off a new arena. And just a month later, the Warriors will begin their preseason play, and then their regular season play in mid-October.
Steve Kerr is apparently feeling the inaugural event. During his pre-game availability prior to Monday night’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the Warriors coach sported a Metallica t-shirt, and had a popular song by the band playing off of his phone.
Steve Kerr wore a Metallica shirt to note the first band that will play the Chase Center. He walked up playing “Enter Sandman” on his phone. pic.twitter.com/5TGPTaGmJp— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) March 18, 2019
So if you want to be among the first to initiate the Chase Center, hopefully you like Metallica.
If not, don’t worry - there’s always Warriors basketball.