Warriors, Chase Center introduce fan health and safety protocols for 1st game back on April 23

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Warriors, Chase Center introduce new fan protocols
The Golden State Warriors and Chase Center has created health and safety protocols that they believe will lead to one of the safest environments in the NBA. Here's what fans can expect when they return on April 23.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Chase Center is getting ready to welcome back fans for Golden State Warriors games on April 23.

It will be the first indoor sporting event in the Bay Area since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

But, as always, there will be new protocols in place to make sure it is done safely.

On April 23 against the Denver Nuggets, fans will be able to witness their favorite team live on Warriors Ground in a safe-manner thanks to the work done by the team and the Chase Center itself.

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"It's been 407 days since we've heard the roar of the crowd cheering for Steph making a three-pointer," Chase Center General Manager Kim Stone said. "We've spent 407 days really refining and redesigning our processes so that we can create a safe environment for the guests. We want them to come and feel like they are in a safe environment."

The Chase Center and Warriors say they have gone above and beyond state guidelines to ensure the safety of all fans.

The first step to get through the doors will require proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

Fully vaccinated fans can sit in a vaccinated section of the building with pods of four.

Fans who are not yet vaccinated and purchased a ticket more than seven days in advance will receive an at-home test to take themselves.

A partnership between the Chase Center, Warriors, Lucira Health and CLEAR makes it possible for fans to take their own tests and display results on their phone to safely and securely check-in to the game.

Once inside, air ventilation systems, contactless food and drink ordering and cleaning protocols will make for the safest experience.

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The Warriors + Chase Center app is the one-stop shop for all the needs of fans.

On the app, you can order tickets, purchase gear and get food and drinks.

But don't expect to enjoy the snacks in your seat.

One major difference that fans that have been to an outdoor sporting event may notice: there will be no eating or drinking inside the bowl and masks will be required at all times.

Each of the safety protocols at the Chase Center have been carefully considered by a team of experts to create a safe way for fans to enjoy their team live again.

"It is in the Warriors' DNA to do everything to the highest standard possible and COVID response is no different," Stone said. "That's why we have been laser-focused and have worked a tireless number of hours to redesign and reimagine the experience."

Warriors President and CEO Rick Welts said he witnessed Steph Curry becoming the franchise's all-time leading scorer in front of an empty arena when the media visited the Chase Center on April 13.

Soon, history can be made again with Dub Nation back in attendance.

"I can't wait to get people back in the building so moments like that get shared in-person and become lifetime memories," Welts said.

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For more of the safety protocols to expect while at the Chase Center, you can check out their website here.