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Oakland Coliseum Events

7000 S Coliseum Wy, Oakland, CA 94621 US

Oakland Coliseum

Capacity: 56,782

Home Teams: Oakland Athletics (MLB)

Oakland Coliseum Events

2024 may well prove to be the swan song for the Oakland Coliseum as a professional sports venue, with the Oakland Athletics preparing to follow their former Oakland Coliseum roommates, the Raiders of the NFL, to Las Vegas following the conclusion of next season. It will be the disappointing end of a run for both teams that began back in the 1960s, bringing home a combined total of six championships during their time in Oakland. The Oakland Coliseum is, bizarrely, both the smallest and the largest MLB venue currently in use. Because the stadium was originally intended as a combined multi-sport facility, it contains well over 60,000 seats, but the Athletics decided to close some of the upper sections so that the crowds wouldn’t look so thinly spread out across the stadium (not a good look for TV or a good atmosphere for anyone). For some key games, however, the team has begun to reopen these closed sections (hence occasionally giving the Coliseum the largest capacity in the league now and then). The crumbling stadium has been much criticized by fans and players alike, but it is nonetheless a historic baseball venue that has been home to some of the greatest and most iconic players in history, including Jose Canseco, Jason Giambi, Rickey Henderson, and Reggie Jackson (as well as pitching ace, Dennis Eckersley). Many film fans may recognize the stadium from the 2011 film Moneyball starring Brad Pitt, based on the true story of Athletics general manager Billy Beane and his attempts to elevate the A’s using statistics and sabermetrics to overcome their extreme budgetary disadvantages in comparison to other teams (these changes became revolutionary not just in baseball, but in other sports as well). Along with all regular season and playoff Athletics home games, Oakland Coliseum has hosted concerts, international soccer matches, college football games, and motorsports on occasion. Those arriving hungry to Oakland Coliseum will find all the traditional ballpark snacks on the menu, including chicken tenders, classic nachos, popcorn, and hot dogs. Finding a cold beer isn’t difficult either. For team and event merchandise, including classic A’s gear, head to one of the many shops and kiosks dotted throughout the stadium.

Oakland Coliseum Seating Chart

As mentioned above, Oakland Coliseum currently varies between being the smallest and the largest venue in baseball depending on whether the upper decks are open or not. Nevertheless, the stadium provides a broad selection of different seating options for visitors to choose from regardless of the overall configuration. Those looking for an exclusive ballpark experience can opt for premium seating areas such as lounge seats, dugout seats, field boxes alongside the players, or diamond level seats behind home plate. Cheaper alternatives can be found in abundance in the rest of Oakland Coliseum with general admission seating that moves from mid-range seats near the infield to cheaper tickets in the upper tiers and outfield. On days when the whole stadium is open, very cheap tickets can often be found. Head to TicketX to search for tickets to events and games at Oakland Coliseum. Use our trusty seating chart to evaluate different seating options and locate the cheapest tickets

Getting to Oakland Coliseum (Transportation and Parking)

Visitors can access Oakland Coliseum via public transportation or driving their own vehicle

Getting to Oakland Coliseum via public transportation

Getting to an Athletics game at Oakland Coliseum using public transportation is easy using BART trains that stop right at the stadium. There are also many public buses that pass by the stadium, though be sure to consider safety and convenience, particularly if riding late at night. BART does put on extra trains when the A’s play night games. Check MLB’s official Athletics website to learn more about public transportation options. You can also use a taxi or ride-share to get to and from the stadium. 

Getting to Oakland Coliseum by car

Many visitors to Oakland Coliseum do choose to arrive in their own vehicles, but be aware that Bay Area traffic can be heavy at the best of times, particularly if bridges and tunnels are involved. Be sure to budget plenty of time to arrive well in advance of the start of your event. MLB’s official Athletics website has maps and detailed driving directions. 

Does Oakland Coliseum have on-site parking?

Yes, there are large parking lots all around Oakland Coliseum as well as parking options off-site just a short walk from the venue. Check MLB’s official Athletics website for all the details you need on parking as well as maps. The Athletics recommend booking a prepaid parking spot in advance, which you can do on the website.

How much does Oakland Coliseum parking cost?

Parking at Oakland Coliseum tends to cost $30 for baseball games and up to $40 for other events, though be sure to check as prices do sometimes change. Even cheaper rates can sometimes be found off-site or by booking in advance, though be conscious of where you are parking in terms of convenience and safety. Head over to MLB’s official Athletics website to book your parking at Oakland Coliseum and find the cheapest parking rates available.