Plenty of history in this ballpark. 6 World Series, the Swingin A's of the 70's, The Bash Brothers of the 80's, 20 game win streak in 2002, Perfect games from Catfish Hunter and Dallas Braden, Rickey Henderson making opposing pitchers nervous when he gets on base, Long bombs from Reggie Jackson, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire. Games abruptly coming to an end with Rollie Fingers and Dennis Eckersly coming in to pitch. And that's only half of it.
Then there are the Raiders. The Black Hole. Al Davis on the sidelines. Ken "The Snake" Stabler, Dave Casper, John Matuszak, George Blanda, Ted"The Mad Stork" Hendricks, not to mention the fans in the south end zone. Silver and Black are required colors on game days.
The stadium is quite easy to get to from the Nimitz Freeway. Take 66th St. or Hegenberger Rd. exits.Not as many food choices as AT&T Park, but prices are lower here. A's take a more straighforward approach to presenting games, Fans are very passionate about A's and Raiders. Definite college football like atmosphere during baseball season. A's ownership continually complains the the facility is a dump, try telling that to Raiders fans. It's really not that bad of a ballpark. Located in a depressed neighborhood, but there is major police presence on gamedays, nothing to worry about here. Good hotels located nearby and near Oakland Airport. If you are a Denver Broncos fan, plan to be uncomfortable.
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