The awaited ferry service to the new Chase Center will begin on Saturday, in time for the Golden State Warriors’ first preseason game, against the Los Angeles Lakers. Ferries will shuttle people to and from Oakland, Alameda and Larkspur. Ferries will dock at the new Mission Bay Interim Ferry Landing at Pier 48 ½.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed today announced the opening Thursday after taking a ferry herself. The goal of the service is to decrease traffic in the mIssion Bay neighborhood. The Chase Center parking garage has only 900 available spots, while more than 18,000 will attend each basketball game and about 16,000 attend concert events.
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“Taking the ferry to the Chase Center is a beautiful and efficient way to get to a Warriors game or concert,” Breed said in a news release. “Providing ferry service to Mission Bay is part of our overall strategy to provide as many transit options as possible so that people don’t need to rely on cars to get to and from the area.”
The San Francisco Bay Ferry and Golden Gate Ferry companies will provide the vehicles for the service. Tickets are available on a reservation basis at www.sanfranciscobayferry.com and www.goldengate.org.
“In addition to walking or taking a train, bus, taxi, rideshare or bicycle to Chase Center, now fans will have the option of getting here by way of a beautiful Bay cruise,” Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts said in the news release.
The Interim Ferry Landing will consist of one temporary float, loaned by the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Agency. The permanent landing is expected to be completed in 2021. It will have the capacity to carry up to approximately 6,000 passengers per day.