The new Golden State Warriors arena in Mission Bay is still a ways out, with the tentative plans calling for breaking ground this fall and opening up shop for the 2018-19 NBA season. But if new renderings released to Curbed SF are to be believed, the stadium could boast a very of-the-moment component: a food hall. "It's way too early to announce any details, but the idea is to create an innovative, appealing and locally sourced food-centered retail area," says P.J. Johnston, a rep for the Warriors. In keeping with the new arena's efforts to be part of the overall fabric of Mission Bay, Johnston says the hall might be open to area residents even when there isn't a game or concert going on.
Adding a food hall to the new arena would certainly be in keeping with the overall trend across the country right now: SF already has mid-Market newcomers The Hall and The Market in addition to the 800-pound gorilla of the Ferry Building, and proposed food halls for both the Castro and Jack London Square are also in the works. The next food hall to the gate will actually also be in Mission Bay: The Market Hall, a new mini-chain that already has a location in Seattle and is set to debut its SF outpost at 185 Channel St. in June. But even if the arena doesn't move forward with the food hall plan, there will be plenty of new options for Warriors fans to eat and drink before a game, including Kurt Huffman's event space/restaurant/distillery project, the Anchor brewery at Pier 48, and the Hi Dive crew's takeover of the former Jelly's space.