I am visiting the Bay area in late May with my wife and two girls. I've got tickets to an evening Yankees - A's game. The online travel advice is not very flattering of the coliseum area, to say the least. We will be driving in from the south to attend the game. Assuming I'm OK with paying for stadium parking and dealing with the post-game traffic, are there any safety concerns? My wife wants me to get rid of the tickets after reading online posts. Also - how early do we need to arrive to assure ourselves a parking spot on a Friday evening and is there any particular lot that is best for exiting to the southbound interstate after the game?
Thanks in advance.