Oakland Athletics Tickets And A Day At Oakland-alameda County Coliseum

December 4, 2010

You can recognize them as they enter the field from their green, gold and white colors. Although the name of the Oakland Athletics has gone through some changes, the team colors have not. At the start, this team was known as the Philadelphia Athletics and was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1901. This was very early in the formation of major league baseball and the movement of this team reflects how there were various wrinkles that would need to be ironed out before things were settled. In 1995, the Philadelphia Athletics moved to Kansas City and became known as the Kansas City Athletics.

The next move and name change was under less than favorable circumstances but in 1968, the team packed up and moved to Oakland, California. They were known from 1968 until 1969 as the Oakland A’s. In 1981, the team name changed to the Oakland Athletics and has remained the same since. The ballpark scenario mirrors the name changes for the Oakland Athletics, who played in Columbia Park from 1901 to 1908. In 1909, they took Shibe Park as their home but this venue was also known as Connie Mack Stadium from 1953 to 1954. In 1955, their home was Municipal Stadium in Kansas City where they would play all of their home games until 1967. Their current home is Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum which has also been known as Network Associates Coliseum from 1998 to 2004 and as McAfee Coliseum from 2004 to 2008.

When it comes to major league titles, no matter what name the team may have had at the time, they have amassed more titles than many teams can even imagine. With nine World Series titles earned in 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1989; the actions speak louder than words. Between 1902 and 1990, the Oakland Athletics won an amazing 15 American League Pennant titles. From 1971 to 2006, the Oakland Athletics earned 14 West Division titles. The team also has a Wild Card berth to the credit, earned in 2001.

It may come as no surprised that some of the most widely spread rivals of the Oakland Athletics come from locations where the team moved from, including the Philadelphia Phillies. Other rivals of note are the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. With so many names and locations to their past, the Oakland Athletics Hall of Famers includes members from the Philadelphia Athletics, Kansas City Athletics and Oakland Athletics. Oakland Athletics inductees include Orlando Cepeda, Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter, Willie McCovey, Billy Williams, Dennis Eckersley, Goose Gossage, Reggie Jackson, Joe Morgan, Dick Williams, Rickey Henderson and Don Sutton. If progress is measured by changing locations names and gaining titles, the Oakland Athletics are certainly on the right track.

Opened in 1966, Oakland-Alamada Coliseum is located at 7000 Coliseum Way in Oakland, California. The playing surface is bluegrass and the venue has a seating capacity of 35,067 for baseball even, 47,416 for soccer games and 63,026 for football gatherings. Other tenants of the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum include the Oakland Raiders who played another venue for a few years but returned in 1995. In 1996, the coliseum was expanded to include 10,000 seats in the upper deck. The steep height, however, is criticized by many baseball fans as causing the stadium to look more like a football field than a baseball site.

Another renovation that further reduced seating in 2006 was the covering of the third deck with a tarp. Although this limited the number of seats reduced the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to the smallest in the major leagues, it created an opportunity for low priced seating known as the “Value Deck” with all seats in the area below .

There are plenty of great seats left to this season and Ticket America has your Oakland Athletics tickets. Enjoy the roar of the crowd and action on the field at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

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President Barack Obama expressing that he was an Oakland A’s fan growing up during the Washington Nationals Opening Day Game on 04/05/10.

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