Stadium Facts & Trivia

What are some interesting facts about the stadium, and what is this renovation thing?

Did You Know...
  • Former President Ronal Reagan, then Governor of California threw out the first pitch at the Oakland A's first baseball game.
  • Nearly 10,000 parking spaces are on-site at the Coliseum complex.
  • Home to three professional sports teams, Oakland A's (MLB), Oakland Raiders (NFL) and Golden State Warriors (NBA).
  • The natural grass in the stadium is located 21 feet below sea level.
  • The stadium's baseball configuration allows for the largest foul ball territory in the major leagues.
  • The first facility to have a professional sports team move and then return to the facility.
  • The first complex to have an Arena and Stadium under renovation at the same time.
  • "The Wave" first baseball appearance occurred during an Oakland A's game in October 1981.

Let's Get Physical
  • The stadium renovation is taking 24 hours a day and during Oakland A's games fans will be able to view construction in progress as an added feature.
  • More than 1,000 construction workers will have worked on the stadium renovation project. More than 84,000 cubic yards of concrete are being poured and 9 million pounds of reinforcing steel are being added to the stadium, the equivalent of a football field-sized block of concrete that is 50 stories high. More than 146,000 cubic yards of dirt have been hauled away.
  • The new renovated stadium will include two 40,000 square foot clubs and a club concourse, 22,000 new seats, 125 new luxury suites, a 9,000 square foot kitchen, two new state-of-the-art color video boards and two matrix scoreboards. The baseball outfi eld fence will have a new configuration and look.

How It Got Here

Better yet, look Where It's Going!

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