Oakland Alameda Coliseum

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Oakland Alameda Coliseum
The Coliseum, Oakland Coliseum
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
Broke groundApril 15, 1964[1]
OpenedSeptember 18, 1966
Renovated1995-1996
SurfaceBluegrass
Construction cost$25.5 million
($197 million in 2021 dollars[2])

$200 million (1995-1996 renovation)
($319 million in 2021 dollars[2])
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings and Merrill
HNTB (1995-1996 renovation)
Structural engineerAmmann & Whitney[3]
Services engineerSyska & Hennessy, Inc.[4]
CapacityBaseball: 35,067 (Standing room to 37,090) Soccer: 47,416 or 63,132 (depending on configuration)
Field dimensionsLeft 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)
TenantsOakland 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]

Oakland Alameda Coliseum, in full Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum and commonly called Oakland Coliseum, is a stadium in Oakland, California. The stadium is a multi purpose stadium, meaning 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] 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. Archived from the original on 2018-05-11. Retrieved 2013-07-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2009-08-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex". Engineering News-Record. McGraw-Hill. 179 (2): 13. 1967. Retrieved February 8, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Sports" (PDF). Syska Hennessy Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 20, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Official statements concerning the cancellation of gr and prix arizona". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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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