PHOTO: Oakland Coliseum before Mount Davis
Once upon a time, fans at the Coliseum in Oakland had a view of the area surrounding stadium.
Most fans these days probably know the O.co Coliseum in Oakland as the bland, concrete-surrounded ballpark it is today. It's not exactly one of the game's most aesthetically pleasing buildings, that's for sure.
Many names and many years ago, the Coliseum actually had a view of the surrounding area and hills. That was before Mount Davis -- the large section of seats in center field, sarcastically nicknamed after late Raiders owner Al Davis -- was added in 1996, completely enclosing the stadium. Here's what the place looked like before Mount Davis:
Now that looks like a baseball stadium. It's a shame that view is a thing of the past.
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