Capacity: 35,067 Opened: 1966
In the mood for a blue-collar baseball experience? Look no further than the Oakland Athletics in the O.co Coliseum. Seriously, this stadium is the token ugly friend in a group of hot chicks, but strangely you know it’s going to be a good time.
What makes this stadium unique?
O.co Coliseum is the last multipurpose stadium left, serving as home to the Athletics and Raiders. Designed more for football than baseball, the stadium has often been criticized for not being as aesthetically pleasing as most parks. To cut down the empty seats and add some character, the third deck is covered by a tarp, except for a small section behind home plate known as the Value Deck (tickets are $12-15). Diehards should make the trip to this stadium, but casual fans might want to hold off and wait for a new field to be built. Athletics are currently exploring options.
Dining and Nightlife
Marica Seafood Restaurant
Zachary’s Chicago Pizza
Using public transportation to get to the O.co Coliseum is an easy option since there is a stop at the stadium for both the BART (buses #45, 46, 49, 56, 58, and 98) and Capitol Corridor train. There is also plenty of parking around the stadium for $17. Tailgating is a popular pre-game activity in Lot B. It is $100 to reserve a spot.
|Weekend for Two|
|Quality Inn Oakland Airport (2 Nights)||$138|
|Tickets (Plaza Outfield Tickets)||$16|
|Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Marica Seafood Restaurant: 2 Prix-Fixe Dinner, Grand Marnier Crème Brulee, 2 Cocktails)
Saturday Lunch (Southies: “The Balls,” “The Slab,” 2 Beers)
Saturday Dinner (Zachary’s Chicago Pizza: Zachary’s Special Stuffed Pizza)
Pre-game Tailgate (Case of Beer)
*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.