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Week Nine: Night Construction At The Santa Cruz Warriors Arena

Not even the darkness will slow down the construction crew of the new Kaiser Permanente Arena as they continue to build in the late evening.

No sunlight? That's not a problem for the construction crew of the new Kaiser Permanente Arena on Front Street as they proceed to put together the future home of the Santa Cruz Warriors even after the sunset.

One of the main reasons that the crew members have worked at night is that the season is about to start on Friday night and the Warriors are scheduled to play their first home game on December 23 against the Bakersfield Jam. Until then, they will continue to play on the road.

What do you think, will the arena be done in time for the Warriors home opener? 

Brian November 27, 2012 at 06:42 AM
how many seats could the place possibly have?
Brad Kava November 27, 2012 at 06:44 AM
4,000 for concerts, 3,000 for games.
Brad Kava November 27, 2012 at 06:48 AM
Story on parking here....the city will also use lots at the county building and shuttle people: http://santacruz.patch.com/articles/six-weeks-to-showtime-and-it-s-starting-to-look-like-an-arena#photo-12168580
Janet November 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM
It is a joke. Santa Cruz is financing the whole thing, maybe with help from Kaiser, but we are getting taken to the cleaners people. How many of your children have been recruited. You know, the ones you dragged to the council meeting and kept there way too late. This is going to be a huge drain on the town of Santa Cruz. I have a copy of the proposal for anyone to see. Do you know that there is no way we will recoup most of the money we are spending on this. Any money to be made will be in Oakland. In those meetings all of the overtime being spent on this thing was never discussed. They have worked every weekend and late at night forever now. I was so relieved to wake up on Thanksgiving and not hear thar crap. However, the next morning there it was again. They worked all weekend long. My husband has worked in construction forever and they are all most likely working for double time on holiday weekends. I attended the city planning meetings and the council meetings and I know those of us whose lives are being affected most adversely from this were a minority, but right. Where are they going to park? Do you want to know what their answer to this is? They are going to bag the meters on Beach Hill. Yay! Year round headaches for us! I have already lost my view of the river. My next door neighbor has already moved and we are next. Goodbye property value. Sorry for you owners.
Brad Kava November 27, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Hey, Janet: You can post those documents right here. We'd all like to see them. To clear things up: 1. Santa Cruz is lending the team money at 3 percent interest, which is better than you get in a bank. The city doesn't pay the workers overtime. DevCon does, within the limits of the money it has borrowed. It also kicked in 100K in construction costs. Based on the public documents, the city stands to recoup most of the money even at a worst case scenario. Lastly, having been up to Beach Hill, I don't see how your view could be blocked. Maybe you could post a picture of that too or contact me offline and let me come photograph it. Thanks...brad

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