The Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball play their home games at the Oakland Coliseum, which is currently branded as RingCentral Coliseum. It is located in Oakland, California and is part of the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Complex. The capacity of the Oakland Coliseum varies depending on the event. For baseball games, the capacity is 46,847. For concerts, the capacity can reach 64,829.

The Oakland Coliseum was completed in 1966 as a multipurpose stadium. Its primary tenants were the NFL’s Oakland Raiders (now Las Vegas Raiders), but the city was hoping to attract a big-league baseball team since the Pacific Coast League’s Oakland Oaks had departed a dozen years earlier. Oakland Athletics moved to Oakland from Kansas City in 1967 and played their first game at the Oakland Coliseum on April 17th, 1968. The stadium was hailed as a Brutalist gem that could house two sports in an elegantly simple, circular design.

The Coliseum has undergone several renovations, including one in 1995-1996 and another in 2017.

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How to Get to Oakland

The nearest airport to Oakland Coliseum is Oakland International Airport (OAK) which is approximately 5 miles away. The next nearest major airport is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is about 21 miles away. There are currently no airlines flying directly to Oakland International Airport (OAK) from London but there are several options for direct flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

If you’re already in the US then you have the choice of most domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

Oakland Coliseum is served by several public transportation options. The Coliseum BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station is located right next to the stadium, it is only a few minutes’ walk and provides easy access to and from the stadium via the BART system. AC Transit bus lines also operate several bus routes that stop near the Coliseum. Additionally, Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor train stops at the Oakland Coliseum station.

You could use apps such as Moovit to get directions to the stadium using public transportation.

Staying in Oakland

There are several popular neighbourhoods to stay in when visiting Oakland Coliseum. Some of the best areas to stay include Downtown, Temescal, and Berkeley. Downtown Oakland is the commercial heart of the city and offers a blend of history and modernity with historic buildings, beautiful parks, trendy restaurants, and great museums. Temescal is a cool area with a vibrant arts scene and a diverse selection of restaurants and shops. Berkeley is a charming college town with a lively arts scene and plenty of sightseeing opportunities. Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are also several hotels to suit all budgets.

Oakland Athletics Tickets

The Oakland Athletics sell their tickets via and the MLB Ballpark App.

SeatGeek has replaced StubHub as the official ticket resale partner for MLB.

Baseball fans can still use other resale ticket marketplaces to buy and sell tickets to MLB games. MLB will verify those tickets so buyers know they’re getting a legitimate ticket.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platforms fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the Ballpark App to your phone as it contains a lot of Gameday information for the Ballpark you are visiting and a place to check in and record all the baseball games you have been to.

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