Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum


First and Figures

Status: Home of Oakland A's

Address:  7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA

Capacity: 50,000 (original) 48,219

Cost to construct:  $25.5 Million, $200 Million renovations

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill


Former Naming: Oakland Coliseum; Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum; UMAX Coliseum; Network Associates Coliseum; McAfee Coliseum  


The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature:  Large foul territory, cost Rickey Henderson a handful of batting titles. Massive Centerfield Grand stand added for football. This is a football stadium, that baseball is played at. 

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

      Left Field:      330

      Left Center:   375 (378)

      Center Field:  400 (410) 

      Right Center: 375 (378)

      Right Field:    330


Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date:  April 17, 1968

Opponent: Baltimore

Results:  Baltimore 4 Oakland 1

Attendance:  50,164

First Hit: Boog Powell (Baltimore, Homerun)

Winning Pitcher: Dave McNally

Losing Pitcher:  Lew Krausse


Hosted Events

World Series: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990

All Star Games: 1987

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