O.co Coliseum

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O.co Coliseum
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
The Coliseum, Oakland Coliseum
Overstock.com Coliseum during a baseball game
O.co Coliseum before a football game
Former names Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (1966–1998, 2008–2011)
Network Associates Coliseum (1998–2004)
McAfee Coliseum (2004–2008)
Overstock.com Coliseum (May 2011)
Location 7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, California 94621
Coordinates 37°45′6″N 122°12′2″W / 37.75167°N 122.20056°W / 37.75167; -122.20056Coordinates: 37°45′6″N 122°12′2″W / 37.75167°N 122.20056°W / 37.75167; -122.20056
Broke ground April 15, 1964[1]
Opened September 18, 1966
Renovated 1995-1996
Surface Bluegrass
Construction cost $25.5 million
($167 million in 2014 dollars[2])

$200 million (1995-1996 renovation)
($272 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
HNTB (1995-1996 renovation)
Structural engineer Ammann & Whitney[3]
Services engineer Syska & Hennessy, Inc.[4]
Capacity Baseball: 35,067 (Standing room to 37,090 Soccer: 47,416 or 63,132 (depending on configuration)
Field dimensions Left Field – 330 feet (101 m)
Left-Center – 367 feet (112 m)
Center Field – 400 feet (122 m)
Right-Center – 367 feet (112 m)
Right Field – 330 feet (101 m)
Backstop – 60 feet (18 m)
Tenants
Oakland Athletics (MLB) (1968–present)
Oakland Raiders (AFL / NFL) (1966–1981, 1995–2013)
Oakland Invaders (USFL) (1983–1985)
Oakland Clippers (NPSL/NASL) (1967–68)
Oakland Stompers (NASL) (1978)
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) (2008–2009)[5]

O.co Coliseum, originally known as the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, and commonly Oakland Coliseum, is a stadium located in Oakland, California. The stadium is a multi purpose stadium, meaning it can be used to play different sports. The stadium is currently used as the home field for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League.[6] It is also used by the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball.[6]

The stadium first opened in 1966.[7] It can seat more than 55,000 people for football games. It seats 35,000 when it is used for baseball.[8]

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  1. "Oakland Raiders Fan Guide". Raiders.com. http://www.raiders.com/tickets/a-z-fan-guide.html. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. http://www.minneapolisfed.org/community_education/teacher/calc/hist1800.cfm. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  3. "Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex". Engineering News-Record (McGraw-Hill) 179 (2): 13. 1967. http://books.google.com/books?id=HG5IAQAAIAAJ&q=ammann+and+whitney+oakland+coliseum&dq=ammann+and+whitney+oakland+coliseum&hl=en&sa=X&ei=uV8VUaKwNKjgyQH6tYDQBw&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  4. "Sports". Syska Hennessy Group. http://www.syska.com/cms/docs/brochures/sports-brochure.pdf. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  5. "Official statements concerning the cancellation of gr and prix arizona". http://www.champcarworldseries.com/News/Article.asp?ID=12147. Retrieved September 15, 2007.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cheryl Crabtree; Daniel Magnin; et al. Fodor's 2013 California (New York: Fodor's, 2013), p. 501
  7. James T. Bennett, They Play, You Pay: Why Taxpayers Build Ballparks, Stadiums, and Arenas for Billionaire Owners and Millionaire Players (New York, NY: Copernicus Books, 2012), p. 102
  8. Lyle Spatz, Historical Dictionary of Baseball (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013), p. 252

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