NBA basketball team the Golden State Warriors have been granted permission to install a giant video board and rooftop sign outside their new Chase Center home.
The Warriors currently play at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, but are due to move to the Chase Center in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco in time for the 2019-20 NBA season.
The San Francisco Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure has voted unanimously to approve the 68-by-38-foot video board that will be installed over the arena’s Third Street entrance facing the public plaza.
“We can use it for traffic and event updates, education, art – even things like movie nights in the plaza,” Warriors spokesman P.J. Johnston told the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.
NBA rules forbid the broadcast of games played inside the arena, but Johnston added that the Warriors are hoping to show the team’s road games or other sporting events via the big screen.
A lighted Chase Center sign measuring 176 feet by 200 feet has also been approved for the arena’s roof, granting extra exposure for naming rights partner, US consumer banking company Chase.
The Warriors also added that to date, eight out of 10 season ticket holders at the Oracle Arena have bought seats for the move to the new facility.
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