The Golden State Warriors announced today that Chase Center has been approved to host fans in the team’s remaining nine home games, starting April 23, when the Warriors face the Denver Nuggets. According to State Department of Public Health guidelines announced on April 2, the Chase Center can receive up to 35% capacity based on a space plan that requires all fans and staff to submit either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. The 35% capacity allowance is subject to state requirements for physical removal, and the actual percentage of fan capacity that will be allowed per game may vary depending on local health approval and subsequent guidelines issued by the state and county.
Any person entering the Chase Center must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test administered within 48 hours prior to the game. Fans who buy their tickets more than seven days before the game will be able to receive Lucira Health’s homemade molecular COVID-19 test for free, without fans, which will be self-administered within 48 hours of play, making the Warriors the first sports team provided fans with a solution to test at home. After that, fans will enroll in CLEAR’s health pass where they can safely link their test score and complete a health survey to generate a health pass, which they will need to show to enter the Chase Center.
In addition, fans who can provide proof of vaccination should not perform a negative test for COVID-19 unless they are sitting at a distance of 30 meters from the field. Fully vaccinated fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in certain parts of the arena bowl.
The Chase Center will implement strict health and safety protocols established in coordination with the California Department of Health, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). These protocols include:
- The Chase Center will physically distance itself and implement proper use of the face cover at all times.
- With the enhanced Warriors + Chase Center app, fans will be able to place food and beverage orders in the arena through the app, with designated express pick-up points at select restaurants and bars across the venue.
- Warriors have introduced completely contactless entry using mobile tickets, allowing fans to use their mobile device to store and scan tickets when entering the venue.
- The Chase Center will discourage all pre- and post-game gatherings outside the venue.
In a recently announced partnership with Clorox, the Oakland-based company will provide disinfection products, including Clorox® Total 360® System electrostatic sprayers, for the Charo Center Clean team, sponsored by Clorox. The clean team of the Chase Center will focus on frequently reviewing the level of cleanliness and disinfection around the scene to make the Chase Center as clean and safe as possible.
Chase Center achieved GBAC STAR accreditation and LEED Gold certification, one of the first NBA arenas to receive both. The scene exceeds the CDC recommendation of four external air exchanges per hour to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Each hour, the Chase Center can perform up to four air exchanges in the arena bowl and up to 12 air exchanges in high-traffic areas, including gyms. In addition, the Chase Center has a state-of-the-art HVAC system that can operate on 100% outdoor air and includes mechanical air filters with a MERV 15 rating, which exceeds the minimum MERV 13 recommendation related to NBA and CDC COVID. For a complete list of health and hygiene protocols at the Chase Center, click HERE.