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O.co Coliseum Guide

September 13, 2010 6:09 PM

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(Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

(Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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(Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The O.co Coliseum (formerly called Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum & McAfee Coliseum and Network Associates Coliseum) provides a memorable setting for outdoor events, most notably serving as the home for the Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders. The complex rests on 120 acres just off the Nimitz Freeway and was constructed in 1966 at a cost of $25.5 million.

GETTING THERE

Public Transit

Those seeking public transportation to the O.co Coliseum have three options: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Capitol Corridor (AmTrak), and AC Transit, which can can be contacted at (800) 448-9790.

Driving

From San Francisco
80 Bay Bridge EAST
880 SOUTH towards Hayward / San Jose
EXIT 66th Avenue
LEFT onto 66th Avenue
RIGHT into O.co Coliseum / Oracle Arena Parking

From Emeryville
880 SOUTH towards Hayward / San Jose
EXIT 66th Avenue
LEFT onto 66th Avenue
RIGHT into O.co Coliseum / Oracle Arena Parking

From Peninsula
92 EAST
880 NORTH
Exit Hegenberger Rd / Coliseum
Left Edes
Stay Straight onto S. Coliseum Way

From San Jose
880 NORTH towards Oakland
EXIT Hegenberger Rd / Coliseum
LEFT Edes
Stay Straight onto S. Coliseum Way

From Livermore
580 WEST
238 WEST to 880 NORTH
880 NORTH towards Oakland
EXIT Hegenberger Rd / Coliseum
LEFT Edes
Stay Straight onto S. Coliseum Way

Parking

The O.co Coliseum has nearly 10,000 on-site parking spaces.

Oakland Athletics Parking Fees:
Car & Motorcycle – $17
RV / Limo / Bus – $30
Parking gates open 2.5 hours prior to game start.
Stadium gates open: Mon.-Fri: 1.5 hours before game time; Sat.-Sun.: 2 hours before game time.

Oakland Raiders Parking Fees:
Car & Motorcycle – $33 ($30 + $3 City-imposed parking tax.)
RV / Limo / Bus – $75 plus City-imposed parking tax.
Parking gates open 5 hours prior to game time.
Stadium gates open 2 hours prior to game time.
East Side / West Side Clubs open 3 hours prior to game time.  (Suite/Club tickets only.)

Parking fees must be paid in cash.

Click Here for a map of parking lots.

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PRE-GAMING

Oakland Athletics

Guests may reserve tailgate areas during all Oakland A’s home games. Each tailgate area can accommodate groups of 50 to 200 people. There is a $100 fee to reserve a B Lot tailgate area. Monday-Friday, tailgate areas are available 2 hours prior to game time. On Saturday and Sunday, tailgate areas are available 2.5 hours prior to game time. For more information or to reserve an area, please call (510) 563-2339.

Oakland Raiders
Tailgating will be allowed in the area directly behind or in front of your vehicle as well as in the aisle ways once the row becomes filled. The Raiders ask that tailgaters observe the following guidelines:

  • The Oakland Raiders Fan Code of Conduct will be enforced in all parking lots.
  • Overnight parking is prohibited by law enforcement.
  • Line-up for early arriving vehicles will begin at 6:00 a.m. for all lots and all gates.
  • For games with kickoff times after 5:00 p.m., line-up will begin at 11:00 a.m.
  • By Oakland City Ordinance, all DJ set-ups, bands, performances, and amplified noise or music is prohibited.
  • Oversized vehicle parking passes – for vehicles more than 20 feet long, including RVs, buses, and trailers — must be purchased in advance from the Oakland Raiders Ticket Office, and there is a designated Oversized Vehicle Lot in lot B on the South Side of the Coliseum.
  • Lewd and/or disruptive behavior in parking lots will not be tolerated.

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TICKETS

Oakland Athletics Box Office
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Holidays on non-game days.
Charge by Phone: (877) 493-BALL

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(Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Oakland Raiders Box Office
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(Closed Sundays and Holidays unless there is a scheduled game)

Single Game Tickets available:
– At Raider Image Stores
– Online at Ticketmaster.com
– By phone (800) 745-3000

SEATING

Seating for baseball is 34,077.  Seating for football is 63,132

Click Here for Oakland Athletics Seating Map.

Click Here for Oakland Raiders Seating Map.

The Black Hole for Raiders games refers to Field sections 101-110 and sometimes 150.

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credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

NO-NO’S

The following items are not permitted into the stadium.  The lists represent the most common items attendees want to know about. All items may not be listed and will be at the discretion of law enforcement or security at the gates.

  • inappropriate attire or signage
  • bags larger than 18″w x 12″h x 8″d
  • hard-sided containers of any size, including coolers and thermoses
  • glass bottles, aluminum cans, flasks and camelbacks
  • containers carrying liquids of any kind
  • alcoholic beverages
  • illegal drugs
  • weapons of any kind
  • fireworks
  • projectiles, including frisbees, footballs and inflatable balls
  • any size pole or stick
  • umbrellas of any kind
  • artificial noisemakers of any kind
  • video cameras
  • still cameras with lenses longer than 3″
  • laser pointers, computers and large radios
  • portable chairs
  • scooters, bicycles, rollerskates and skateboards
  • animals (non-service)

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credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

FOOD AND DRINK

Aramark Sports & Entertainment provides food and beverage services for the Club level, Luxury Suites, and all premium seating areas.

All your traditional ballpark fare is also offered throughout the stadium by Aramark, from hot dogs, garlic fries and sausages to nachos and peanuts, as well as the BBQ stalls located on the lower concourse.

Other options include the Field Irish pub, offering hard liquor and fresh carved sandwiches, and the West Side Club, an enclosed bar and dining area on the second level, which offers a selection of more hand-made foods.

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