UCSF Puts Support Behind Warriors Arena In Mission Bay, With A Catch

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — University of California at San Francisco supports the construction of an 18,000-seat multi-use arena for the Golden State Warriors as long as there is secure access to its newly built medical center across from the proposed arena in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood, UCSF officials said Monday.

Barbara French, vice chancellor of university relations at UCSF, said today—the final day for comments on the arena’s draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report—that there needs to be a contingency plan in place should traffic get out of control and hinder access to medical care and patient safety.

French said that while the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay supports construction of the new arena overall, “We have remaining concerns” and that it’s important that the UCSF community voice those concerns before it’s too late.

Mindy Magnusson, a Marin County resident whose daughter is receiving cancer treatment at UCSF…

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