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O.CO COLISEUM

OAKLAND, CA

Today, with over 60,000 seats O.co Coliseum looks very different than when it opened. In the mid 1940s Oakland officials first proposed that a new stadium be built in the area to attempt to lure a professional baseball and football team. It was 1960 before a site was chosen to build the stadium, near the C.W. Nimitz Freeway. Construction on the multipurpose stadium began in 1962. The stadium was constructed deep in the ground allowing fans to enter on the upper deck level. Originally named the Oakland Coliseum, it was completed in four years. The Oakland Raiders played the first game ever at the the coliseum on September 18, 1966. For years fans had strongly support the Oakland Pacific Coast League franchise. Because of this Kansas City A’s owner Charlie Finley decided to move his baseball team to the Oakland Coliseum after the 1967 season. The Kansas City A's were renamed the Oakland A's.

The A's played their first game on April 17, 1968 when 50,219 fans packed the three tiered stadium. Built in a circular shape, many of the seats stretched from foul pole to foul pole, with bleachers beyond the outfield fence. Two Diamond Vision video/scoreboards were located above both the left and right field bleachers. Oakland Coliseum in the early 1990s - Photo: Jerry ReussOver the years, few changes took place at the Oakland Coliseum. The Raiders moved out of the coliseum to Los Angeles in 1981 but moved back in 1995.The coliseum remained an excellent place to watch a ballgame until 1995 when the Raiders moved back as drastic changed occurred at the Oakland Coliseum.

As part of an agreement when the Raiders moved back to Oakland, the coliseum was expanded. All of the outfield bleachers were removed replaced by a four-tier section of 22,000 seats. All of the orange seats were replaced by new green seats. The video boards are now above the stadium rim down both the left and right field lines. The coliseum was renamed UMAX Coliseum in 1997, but was later renamed Network Associates Coliseum in 1998. After the 2004 season, the stadium was renamed again and was known as McAfee Coliseum. After the 2008 season McAfee chose not to renew their naming rights contract and the stadium name reverted back to its original name, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. In April 2011 Overstock.com purchased the naming rights to the coliseum for six years at $1.2 million annually. In June 2011 the coliseum was officially named O.co Coliseum.

Beginning in 2006, the A's closed the third deck of O.co Coliseum moving fans closer to the action and making the stadium more intimate. Although the coliseum can seat over 60,000, the official capacity is just over 34,000. Fans can easily arrive at the stadium via the BART
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Metro or drive and park in many of the lots that surround the coliseum. Before the game, fans can be found tailgating, discussing baseball and enjoying each others company. Upon entering the stadium fans can easily access their seats in the first or second levels. The main concourse serves both the lower and second decks of the stadium allowing easy access for fans wanting views from different parts of the stadium. An all you can eat section is located in three sections of the upper deck directly behind homeplate. Only fans with tickets to this section can access these seats. Since 2000, the A's have fielded several great teams at the stadium winning several division championships and the wild card. Currently, the A’s are exploring options of building a new stadium in San Jose. Efforts to build a new ballpark have yet to materialize. Although the coliseum may not be one of the best ballparks in baseball, it is defiantly worth a visit.

 

FACTS & FIGURES

-Tenants: Oakland A's (MLB), Oakland Raiders (NFL)
-Capacity:
34,007 (MLB)
-Surface:
Grass
-Cost:
$25.5 Million
-Opened:
April 17, 1968
-Dimensions:
330-L, 375-LC, 400-C, 375-RC, 330-R
-Architect:
Skidmore, Owings, Merrill
-Owner:
Alameda County
-Former Name(s): Oakland Coliseum (1966-'98), Network Associates Coliseum ('98-'04), McAfee Coliseum ('04-'08), Oakland Coliseum ('09-'11)
-Naming Rights: Overstock.com $1.2 million annually for six years
-Public Financing:
100% (original), 100% (1997 renovations) at $100million
-Private Financing:
None
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O.CO COLISEUM PICTURES

Construction of Network Associates Coliseum. View inside in the early 1990's. Renovations in the 1980's. Aerial of the Oakland Coliseum in the 1970s View of the outfield in the 1990s Photo: Jerry Reuss Photo: Jerry Reuss Left field scoreboard in the 1980s View from the first base grandstands at the coliseum in the 1980s View from behind homeplate at the Oakland Coliseum in the 1980s View from the upper deck at the Oakland Coliseum in the 1980s View from the upper deck at the Oakland Coliseum in the 1980s View of the outfield at the coliseum View from centerfield at the coliseum View from the first base grandstand. Left field at the coliseum View from the outfield at the coliseum Outside the coliseum Oakland Raiders football at the coliseum

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MEMORABLE MOMENTS
AT O.CO COLISEUM

All Star Game: 1987

World Series: 1972, '73, '74, '88, '89 & '90

49 homeruns by rookie Mark McGwire in 1987.

Catfish Hunter's no hitter on May 8, 1968.

1973 AL MVP Reggie Jackson.

Cy Young Award winner Dennis Eckersley in 1992.

Rickey Henderson steals 132 bases in 1982.

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