While the Golden State Warriors continue to defeat their opponents on the court this season, a new poll commissioned by opponents of the Warriors' proposed stadium in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood shows increasing public opposition to the plan.
The new poll released Monday, commissioned by the Mission Bay Alliance and conducted by EDC Research, found that fewer than half of the 540 registered voters polled supported development of the proposed arena and commercial buildings at Third and 16th streets.
At 49 percent voter support, the Warriors' proposed arena has seen a 12 percent decline in support since a Warriors-commissioned poll, conducted by David Binder Research and released in July, showed about 61 percent support for the development.
Alex Evans, president of EMC Research, said Monday that when voters were told about potential regional impacts, such as traffic gridlock, parking shortages and clogged emergency access to the adjacent UCSF Medical Center, support for the proposed 18,500 seat Warriors arena and mixed-use development plummeted and 59 percent of voters polled expressed opposition to the project.
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