In 2017, the Golden State Warriors' lease at the 47-year-old Oracle Stadium runs up. It has been proposed that the team move to a new, 17,500-seat arena across the bay. The whole shebang will cost an absolute fortune—$1 billion, with funds set aside for completely rebuilt Piers 30-32, 100,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, and public plazas. But with that price tag may come an arena that will automatically be one of the five best in the United States.
The interior of the arena will contain an enormous view of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Got it? There is glass, and you look out over the court and you see the Bay Bridge. In a basketball stadium. Not a baseball stadium. And the exterior resembles either a UFO or the new Apple headquarters, with glass everywhere.
As Deadspin points out, the arena of these pictures may not be feasible, cost-wise and otherwise. But I hope, at least, that the finished product isn't too far off. Because this looks like what Camden Yards was 15 years ago, and what Cowboys Stadium is now—a destination stadium.
[H/T: Next Impulse Sports]