O.co Coliseum

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

  1. Marica Seafood Restaurant

    Marica Seafood Restaurant

    5301 College Avenue
    Oakland, CA
    94618

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    Maricas Restaurant offers affordable seafood with daily deal and 10% off when you pay with cash.
  2. Zachary’s Chicago Pizza

    Zachary’s Chicago Pizza

    5801 College Avenue
    Oakland, CA
    94621

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    The best Chicago Pizza outside of Chicago- and they’ve got over 150 ‘best pizza’ awards to back that up!
  3. Westside Club

    Westside Club

    7000 Coliseum Way
    Oakland, CA
    94621

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    The Westside Club is open to all fans during A’s games and is an alternate to tailgating. Expect the place to be packed on big game nights with slow service, but the view of the field is worth the wait!
  4. Southie

    Southie

    6311 College Avenue
    Oakland, CA
    94618

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    Southie’s motto is “East Coast Mentality, West Coast Sensibility” and delivers with delicious subs and comfort food. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, head next door to their sister restaurant, Wood Tavern.

 

Transportation/Parking

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)
$0
$77

$39

$26

$19

Stadium Parking $17
Total $332

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.

 

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