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 names Oakland–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)
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 2016 dollars[2])

$200 million (1995-1996 renovation)
($272 million in 2016 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
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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]

Oakland Alameda Coliseum, in full Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum and commonly called 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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