Oakland Alameda Coliseum

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Oakland Alameda Coliseum
The Coliseum, Oakland Coliseum
O.co Coliseum logo
Overstock.com Coliseum during a baseball game
O.co Coliseum before a football game
Former namesOakland–Alameda County Coliseum (1966–1998, 2008–2011, 2016–present)
Network Associates Coliseum (1998–2004)
McAfee Coliseum (2004–2008)
Overstock.com Coliseum (May 2011)
O.co Coliseum (2011–2016)
Location7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, California 94621
Coordinates37°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
Capacity46,837 (standing room to 56,782)
Field sizeLeft 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)
StartedApril 15, 1964[1]
OpenedSeptember 18, 1966
Construction cost$25.5 million
($213 million in 2023 dollars[2])

$200 million (1995-1996 renovation)
($346 million in 2023 dollars[2])
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings and Merrill
HNTB (1995-1996 renovation)
Structural engineerAmmann & Whitney[3]
Services engineerSyska & Hennessy, Inc.[4]
Oakland Athletics (MLB) (1968–present)
Oakland Raiders (AFL / NFL) (1966–1981, 1995–2019)
Oakland Invaders (USFL) (1983–1985)
Oakland Clippers (NPSL/NASL) (1967–68)
Oakland Stompers (NASL) (1978)
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) (2008–2009)[5]

Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (commonly called Oakland Coliseum) is a stadium in Oakland, California. The stadium is a multi purpose stadium.This means it can be used to play different sports. The stadium was used as the home field for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League[6] before they moved to Las Vegas. The stadium is still being 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 45,000 when it is used for baseball.[8]

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  1. "Oakland Raiders Fan Guide". Raiders.com. Archived from the original on 2018-05-11. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  3. "Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex". Engineering News-Record. McGraw-Hill. 179 (2): 13. 1967. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  4. "Sports" (PDF). Syska Hennessy Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 20, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  5. "Official statements concerning the cancellation of gr and prix arizona". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. 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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