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“$2.00 Wednesday A's game”

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Ranked #11 of 128 things to do in Oakland
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Saw Oakland A's vs LA Angels on a Wednesday for 2 bucks! The deal was great and the A's do this every home Wednesday. The stadium itself is probably the worst in the majors and is probably it lack game day atmosphere. The mascot refused t pose for pictures even when his handlers told him to. Half of the stadium was closed off i assume because it was for the Raiders only. I Hope the A's keep winning to get a new and their own stadium very soon.

Thank Josh W
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This was the first of two stadiums visits during our baseball trip this year (AT&T being the other and review already posted). Stadium was easy and convenient to get too via BART from downtown SF. Not really one of the more impressive new ball parks and it is shared with the Oakland Raiders football team. Food was good, not great. Field was nice once in the stadium. Disappointed in the team stores inside the stadium, not a lot of selections of items as in other team stores. Seats were decent, especially since we got the BART $2 tickets. We were in section 239, row 2, almost dead center field. We actually liked the seats and could almost see the entire playing field, except to the area right below our seats, but for $2, what do you expect. We did move around the stadium during the game sitting on both sides for the lower level. We enjoyed those seats too. All the people working at the stadium were very nice. The fans were great too. Overall we had a nice time.

Thank jhaas132016
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

The Coliseum is the last of the multi-purpose sports facilities from the 1960's still in use. (The others have either had one team move out, or have been torn down)Easy access from the Nimitz Freeway (I-880) onto 66th St. or Hegenberger Rd.Tickets for A's home games are easy to get unless the Yankees or Red Sox are in town. East Coast fans will be flying in for those games, so buy tickets and make hotel reservations early if you plan to go . Otherwise, you can buy tickets at the gate.
If your a football fan then this is "THE BLACK HOLE". Raiders games literally scream "Silver and Black". Those are required colors to wear on game days. If your a fan of the visiting team, it is best to leave your gear at home, especially if your'e a Denver Broncos fan. Lots of tailgate parties in the parking lots. Best to buy Raider tickets early. Games will sell out.
A few other thing to keep in mind:
Seats are easy to get to, minimal stair climbing
Food is usually standard ballpark snacks, food is good and overpriced, but cost less than other Major League facilities. On your way to and from the Coliseum, stay on the Nimitz Freeway or take BART. There are numerous bad neighborhoods in Oakland. While your'e at the game you'll be safe due to police presence. if you want a taste of Oakland's atmosphere, go to Jack London Square.
Get to the game early. Gate usually open 1 1/2 hours before game time for the A's, 2 hours for the Raiders. Parking lot opens much sooner. There are some construction projects on the Nimitz freeway south of Downtown Oakland towards the Coliseum. Use Caution when driving.

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

I am just not a fan of a combined stadium as the Raiders and the A's both play there. It may be better for football but it doesn't lend itself to a comfortable baseball park. The food is marginal at best. Do yourself a favor and eat before you go. We took the BART from San Francisco which drops you off right at the coliseum. Very convenient. We heard the area was not great but it was not a problem when riding BART as you go straight from the train platform across a catwalk and directly into the stadium. What I can say is the stadium staff may be the friendliest of any park or stadium I have ever been to. And they play great music before the game and in between innings.

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

There is nothing wrong with seeing a game here. Sure it's not your classic like Fenway or the luxurious like AT&T Park, but the people were friendly and the game was a good one. People respond to you the way you treat them and I have nothing but good things to say about the staff at the Coliseum. Our seats were great, the game was great, no complaints. Yes, the stadium is old and outdated and the area around the stadium isn't great, but if you go to the game only, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this place.

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