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Oakland Coliseum Information Guide

Looking for specific details on how things work at Oakland Coliseum? Our A-to-Z Guide can answer your questions! The information below pertains to regular season games.

This guide is designed to assist our fans by presenting information about Oakland Athletics / Oakland Coliseum offerings and accommodations. The information is presented in alphabetical order for your ease of use.

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ADA Services

The A's are committed to providing every guest, including those with vision, hearing, mobility or other disabilities, with a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the Oakland Coliseum.

See Assistive Listening Devices, Closed Captioning Devices, Noise Cancelling Headphones, Quiet Rooms, Special Accommodations, Stroller & Wheelchair Check or Wheelchair Accessible Seats for additional information.

Alcohol Free Seating

Alcohol free seating is available for most Oakland A's games. Guests who are interested in this seating option should notify the Guest Services Department prior to their visit to inquire about the alcohol free seating availability. To contact the Guest Services Department call the Guest Services Hotline at (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2813, email guestservices@athletics.com or visit the Guest Services Office at section 126.

Alcoholic Beverage Policies

The following alcohol related policies are meant to help promote safe and responsible alcohol consumption at the Coliseum:

  • No kegs are allowed in the parking lots of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
  • No alcohol is permitted to enter or leave the facility.
  • Impaired guests will be denied entry.
  • A "Designated Driver" incentive program is available to all guests of legal drinking age.
  • All guests under the age of thirty (30) will be required to show proof of age for alcohol purchase.
  • A guest may not purchase/have in possession more than two alcoholic beverages at one time.
  • Alcohol is not to be served to an impaired guest.
  • It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21, (each individual guest must have valid ID as proof they are 21 or older), to purchase or be in possession of alcoholic beverages.
  • Alcohol service in all concession stands, suites, and the Shibe Park Tavern ends at the first pitch of the 8th inning.

Alcohol may not be taken outside of a Suite after the first pitch of the 8th inning.

Animals

Service dogs and mini-horses are allowed inside the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The owner is responsible for the care and supervision of their animal and is liable for their animal's actions. Guests may exit the stadium at Gates C & D if needed for animal restroom breaks. All other animals will not be allowed inside the stadium, with the exception of guests participating in the Oakland A's Bark in the Park promotion.

A's Memories

The Oakland A's are excited to offer fans the opportunity to customize and enhance their experience while at the ballgame. Whether it is upgrading your seat to a different area of the ballpark, taking a picture on the field pregame or meeting your favorite A's player, you can now purchase seat upgrades and A's Memories through the MLB.com Ballpark app for iPhones and Android phones.

A's Season Ticket Holders will receive an early access window to purchase A's Memories.

Learn more here.

Assistive Listening Devices

Amplification devices for guests with hearing impairments are available in the Guest Services Office located at section 126.

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Autographs

Fans are allowed to seek autographs from anywhere in the stadium seating bowl with the exception of Section 119, rows 5-12 and Section 115, rows 5-12. Once the ticketed guest arrives, the guest seeking the autograph must move to another location.

All guests will need to return to their ticketed seat once the batting cage is pulled at the end of batting practice, or 45 minutes before game time if there is no batting practice. Players may sign autographs close to first pitch at the field entrance between Sections 122 and 123. Fans will be allowed to get autographs until the player leaves. Please be advised that sitting or standing on the top of the dugout is prohibited and will result in the guest being asked to return to their ticketed seat.

*The Oakland Athletics reserve the right to ask a guest to leave the autograph accessible area in the event they are harassing a player or other guests.

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)

ATM Machines are located throughout the ballpark in the following locations:

  • Main Concourse inside the ballpark behind Section 113
  • Main Concourse inside the ballpark behind Section 120
  • Main Concourse inside entrance Gate A at Section 101
  • Main Concourse inside entrance Gate B at Section 134
  • Main Concourse inside entrance Gate C at Section 109
  • Main Concourse inside entrance Gate D at Section 125
  • Main Concourse behind Section 141
  • Club Concourse behind Section 204
  • Club Concourse behind Section 217
  • Outside the stadium on the Plaza, next to Ticket Services

Automobile Assistance

Guests experiencing car problems may check in with the attendant at the North Flagpole (located at the entrance of parking lot F) or the South Flagpole (located at the entrance parking lot E) for assistance.

 

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Bag Claim

The A's offer a free Bag Claim service to guests who have bags with dimensions larger than 16"x16"x8". Bag Claim is located at the D Gate Kiosk and is open from gate opening until 20 minutes after the game has ended. The A's will not check alcohol or weapons of any kind.

Ballpark Mobile Phone App

MLB.com's Ballpark application perfectly complements and personalizes any trip to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum with A's Memories, mobile check-in, social media, offers, rewards and exclusive content. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum also offers seat and experience upgrade components. Check in automatically with iBeacon technology (iOS devices only) at the Coliseum for exclusive Athletics offers and in-game features. Learn More and Download.

  • Unlock offers and check in to games using iBeacon technology.
  • Access your online tickets with My Tickets.
  • Upgrade your seat and ballpark experience.
  • View your check-in history and access exclusive content with My Journal.
  • Explore the park with interactive concourse maps, directories and concession menus.
  • Find out your favorite player and ballpark entrance music, with the ability to purchase songs on iPhone.

Banners and Signs

Management reserves the right to remove any sign that does not comply with this policy. Signs and banners may be displayed at games as long as:

  • They do not obstruct the sight line of another guest.
  • They are not larger than 3' tall x 6' wide.
  • They are not in the field of play.
  • They do not interfere with gameplay or tend to distract any player (without limitation, signs are specifically prohibited throughout the "Diamond Level" seating area).
  • They do not cover up any existing signage.
  • They are not commercial in nature.
  • They do not contain obscene or inflammatory language.
  • They are not paraded around the stadium.

Baseball Bats

Baseball bats are permitted inside the Coliseum for autographs from gate opening until the conclusion of batting practice or forty-five (45) minutes prior to first pitch. After batting practice concludes all bats must be checked in at the Guest Services Office at section 126 to be stored until the conclusion of the game. Management reserves the right to remove any bats from the ballpark at any time.

Batting Practice

OAK Table - Batting Practice

Batting practice and infield times are subject to change or may be canceled at any time depending on the pre-game schedule and team's discretion.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate a special A's fan's birthday with a private tour of the Oakland Coliseum and a birthday meal. The tour lasts approximately one hour and will take guests to various areas throughout the Coliseum. You will also have the chance to sit down in an area of the stadium to enjoy birthday cupcakes and a wonderful birthday lunch. For additional information, please contact the Guest Services Department by calling the Guest Services Hotline at (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2813, email guestservices@athletics.com or visit the Guest Services Office at section 126.

Box Office

The Box Office is open for every A's home game.

D Gate Box Office Hours:

Non-Game Days & Off-Season:

Monday-Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Sunday: Closed

Game Days:

Monday-Thursday: 10am until 2 hours after game starts

Friday-Sunday: 10am until 30 minutes after game ends

Ticket kiosks are located outside and inside the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for guests to purchase tickets or access their tickets via the kiosk's digital Will Call service. Tickets for individual games may be purchased online here. Tickets for individual games may also be purchased by phone at (877) 493-BALL (2255).

Broadcast Information

A's television broadcast are shown on Comcast SportsNet California (Comcast channel 41 and HD channel 721): Ray Fosse, Glen Kuiper

A's radio broadcast are played on the A's Radio Network: 95.7 FM The Game: Ken Korach and Vince Cotroneo.

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Canceled Games & Rain Checks

Should a game be canceled or postponed, please retain your ticket.

Carry-in Items

All bags entering the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum must be 16"x16"x8" or smaller and are subject to search. Bags are not required to be plastic or clear. A complete listing of the A's bag size requirements and acceptable items are listed in the permitted and prohibited items categories below. For questions concerning allowable carry-in items, please call the Guest Services Hotline at (510) 638-4900 ext. 2813 or email guestservices@athletics.com.

Charging Stations

The Oakland A's offer 2 charging stations where guests can charge their phone at:

  • On the Main Concourse at section 134
  • Outside the Shibe Park Tavern at section 217

Charter Buses

Charter buses should enter the Oakland Coliseum property through the Baldwin Street parking entrance. Bus parking is located parking lot B on the south side of the property.

Children

Children under two years old do not need a ticket to enter the Coliseum. However, they must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult. Fold-up strollers should be stored under the seat. Non-folding strollers should be checked at the Guest Services Office located at section 126 or the Information Booths located at sections 101, 134, and 220.

Closed Captioning Devices

Closed Captioning Devices allow guests to view a closed caption version of the in-stadium announcements. Closed Captioning can be viewed through the MLB Ballpark App free of charge. Download the application to your Android or Apple mobile device from the Google Play, Amazon, or App Store. Select the Oakland Coliseum and tap on the Closed Caption option. For guests that do not have a cell phone with internet capabilities, devices can be obtained by visiting the Guest Services Office at section 126. The device must be returned at the end of the game.

Code of Conduct

The Oakland Athletics are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment. Our staff is here to proactively assist you and to help ensure a positive family entertainment experience:

  • Guests will follow the specified policies regarding carry-in items. Guests will allow any acknowledged representative at the gate of entrance to search items being brought into the stadium.
  • Guests will show their ticket when requested and sit only in their ticketed seat.
  • The progress of the game will not be disrupted by guests' actions or unauthorized persons entering the playing field.
  • Guests will enjoy the baseball experience free from foul/abusive language or obscene gestures.
  • Obscene or indecent clothing will not detract from the guest experience.
  • Guests will refrain from smoking (including e-cigarettes) in any area of the facility.
  • Guests will refrain from displays of affection that are inappropriate in a public setting and family environment.
  • Impaired or intoxicated guests will be handled in a prompt and safe manner.
  • Guests are subject to metal detection screening.
  • Alcohol that is brought in from the outside of the stadium is not permitted at any time and guests who are in violation are subject to immediate ejection from the facility (see Oakland Municipal Code 8.44.30.D).

The Oakland Athletics reserves unto itself the right to determine what constitutes unacceptable behavior. Any guest that fails to comply with any of the above stated policies is subject to ejection from the stadium and/or arrest.

Comments, Compliments and Complaints

The A's value guests' opinions and suggestions on how we can provide quality customer service. Guests can leave feedback and comments about their experience at the Coliseum by filling out a comment card at the Guest Services Office at section 126 or the Information Booths at sections 101, 134, and 220. Guests may also reach out to the Guest Services Department by calling (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2813, emailing guestservices@athletics.com.

Community Fund Programs

The Oakland A's Community Fund supports charitable organizations in improving the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Specifically, the fund endeavors to improve educational programs, aid the underprivileged, assist in crime and drug prevention, promote health awareness, and champion children and senior welfare. The Community Fund believes in the need to invest in the community's future. For more specific A's Community Fund information call (510) 563-2329.

A's Amigos: This program gives our community's bilingual Spanish speaking children of nonprofit organizations the opportunity to interact with bilingual speaking A's players in the A's dugout. Participants are able to learn about the value of sportsmanship and hard work from their role models. In addition to the pre-game chat, each child receives a game ticket and an A's cap. A's Amigos is sponsored by Kelly-Moore Paints and XFINITY.

Community Fund Weekend Silent Auction: On every Saturday and Sunday, as well as other selected dates, the A's Community Fund holds a silent auction located behind Section 120. Fans have the opportunity to bid on valuable items such as jerseys, baseballs, game used equipment and autographed items from A's players and other MLB teams.

Food Bank Wednesdays: Help the A's Strike Out Hunger on Food Bank Wednesdays sponsored by the A's Community Fund! At every Wednesday home game, fans can donate five cans of food or $5 at one of the Alameda County Community Food Bank tents outside the ballpark and receive a 2 for 1 ticket voucher for a future A's game - up to four vouchers per person.

Home Run Readers program: This program is designed to reward students of all grade levels for reaching their personal reading goals. Teachers in this program set goals for their students and each student signs a contract with their teacher. Select schools that reach their goals are chosen to receive a visit from an A's player or coach in April and May. Students are also treated to an A's game.

Little A's: This program provides 10,000 low to moderate-income children of Bay Area non-profits an opportunity to see a Major League Baseball game and receive a souvenir and child admission zoo pass at no cost. Our Little A's will be seated in sections 200-204 and the check in table for all participants will be located behind Section 202 on the Club Concourse. Little A's is sponsored by Bank of America and supported by Clorox and the Oakland Zoo.

Mathletics: This program is sponsored by ROSS and Comcast SportsNet California. The A's design and distribute thousands of "Mathletics" workbooks which utilize simple formulas for calculating statistics of A's players to students in hopes to promote the importance of math among Bay Area youth. Students who are in the first through eighth grade, complete the workbooks correctly and submit the answer sheet to the A's will earn two ticket vouchers to an A's game!

Science of the Game: Chevron and the Oakland A's are proud to present Science of the Game which gives students in grades 1-8 the opportunity to earn two (2) free ticket vouchers to an A's game by learning about baseball and the role that science plays in this field.

Senior Days: The Oakland A's Community Fund hosts thousands of Bay Area seniors throughout the regular season. These seniors will get to enjoy an afternoon of baseball from shaded plaza level seating of the ballpark.

Take the Field with the A's: Selected Little League teams will accompany A's starting position players (excluding the pitcher) as they take the field at select Sunday A's home games. The children will take a ball and pen to the position and receive an autograph once the player reaches his position on the field. The children will then stand with the player during the National Anthem. Take the Field is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank.

Find additional information about these and other Community Fund programs here.

Community Relations Requests

The A's Community Relations Department handles all requests for donations, auction items and speakers. Requests should be sent to:

Oakland A's Community Fund

7000 Coliseum Way

Oakland, CA 94621

All requests must be submitted six weeks prior to the event. The request must be submitted in writing on the organization's letterhead. The letter should include a contact person's name, phone number, tax id number and a deadline for response. For questions or additional information, please contact community@athletics.com or call (510) 563-2329.

Contact Information

Oakland Athletics

7000 Coliseum Way

Oakland, CA 94621

Telephone: (510) 563-2306

Website: www.athletics.com

A's Receptionist: (510) 563-2222

Community Relations: (510) 563-2329 or community@athletics.com

Guest Services: (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2813 or guestservices@athletics.com

Lost and Found: (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2813 or lostandfound@athletics.com

Stomper Requests: (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2348 or stomper@athletics.com

Ticket Services: GET NUMBER or tickets@athletics.com

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Designated Driver Program

Any guest who has a valid driver's license and is of legal drinking age is eligible to participate in the A's Designated Driver Program. Guests may sign up for the Designated Driver Program at the Designated Driver booth located up the ramp behind section 120. Participants are asked to pledge to stay sober and be a designated driver for their party in exchange for a free soda to be redeemed during that day's game. Guests will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win tickets to a 2017 World Series game or the 2018 MLB All-Star game. Guests must be 21 years old to participate in this program and to redeem the prizes.

Diaper Changing Tables

Diaper changing tables are located in all restrooms at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Drinking Fountains

  • Main Concourse: 103, 107, 112, 122, 127, 131, 136, 138, 139, 140, 144, 146, 147, 148
  • Club Concourse: 208, 210, 219, 220, 224, 226, 237, 238, 246, 247
  • Value Deck: 315, 319

Denied Entry/Ejection/Trespass

The A's reserve the right to deny entry, eject and trespass any individual from the ballpark and ballpark property for the following: fan interference; public intoxication; using or wearing garments with offensive language; disruptive, dangerous or obnoxious behavior; throwing objects; public indecency; nudity, urinating outside of the restrooms; entering restricted areas; violating laws, ordinances and facility policies and any other behavior deemed inappropriate by A's management.

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Elevators

Westside of the stadium:

Three elevators provide guests access to the Club Concourse area. These elevators are accessed via the Plaza Club Entrance across from Oracle Arena.

Eastside of the stadium:

Three elevators provide guests access to all levels of the Eastside seating area, including the Eastside Plaza suites, Plaza Reserved seats, Eastside Club suites and Eastside Loge Suites. These elevators are accessed via the Main Concourse at Section 143 or via the BART Plaza.

Field Level Sections:

Wheelchair accessible seating located in the Lower Box or MVP Box, Row 20, can be reached via the elevator at Section 101. This elevator is staffed by a Guest Services Team Member who will assist guests as they access the Lower Cross Aisle from the Main Concourse.

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, guests should follow instructions given via the public address system, A's staff members, police and medical personnel. If an emergency requires evacuation of the Coliseum, exit directions will be given over the public address system and scoreboards. During emergencies, do not use elevators and escalators. All guests will be directed to exit the ballpark using the stairs or ramps. Please contact a seating usher or visit the Guest Services Office at section 126 if you have any questions or require any accommodations.

Employment

The Oakland A's post current job opportunities on the Athletics' website under Job Opportunities.

Event & Tailgate Space

The Oakland A's offer a wide range of special event locations throughout the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to suit guests corporate or personal needs. Whether planning a child's birthday party, a business meeting, an outdoor barbecue, a wedding reception, a company picnic, or a trade show, the Coliseum offers ideal accommodations for every group. Listed on the A's website is information regarding the following areas: BBQ Terrace, Conference Rooms, East Side Club, West Side Bay & West Side Patio.

Guests also have the option to reserve tailgate areas during all Oakland A's home games. Each tailgate area can accommodate groups of 50 people or more. There are fees associated with reserving tailgate areas. Learn more about Tailgate Areas here.

For questions or additional information abut reserving an event or tailgate space call (510) 563-2339 or email stadiumevents@athletics.com.

Executive Office

The A's Executive Offices are located in Oracle Arena and the Coliseum. They are open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on weekdays and remain open during all baseball games. The Executive Offices are not included on ballpark tours and they are not open to the general public.

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Family Restroom

Family restrooms are available at section 109 inside the First Aid Office and section 139 on the bleacher concourse.

Fan Mail

Fan mail, cards and letters to players and personnel can be sent to:

Fan Mail or Name of Player

P.O. Box 2220

Oakland, CA 94621

The Oakland A's do not encourage mailing items to be autographed and are not responsible for items that are not autographed or returned. If you wish to request pocket schedules from the A's, please send an email to guestservices@athletics.com.

Food and Beverage Policy

Guests are permitted to bring food into the Coliseum for individual consumption. Clear factory-sealed plastic bottles of water, soda and juice are also permitted.

Food Services

Spectra Food Services provides the food & beverage services throughout the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum including the Shibe Park Tavern, the Eastside Club, and specialty catering for the Suites. Traditional ballpark fare is offered at locations throughout the stadium. A complete listing of the concession offerings can be found on the MLB Ballpark App.

Food Trucks

Foul Ball Club

All guests who come in contact with a foul ball or home run ball are invited to join the Foul Ball Club by filling out a Foul Ball card. Foul Ball cards are available from the Ushers, at the Guest Services Office located at Section 126 and the Information Booths at Sections 101, 134, and 220 and can be turned in to any staff member.

Foul Balls & Home Runs

Guests are allowed to keep any foul balls, baseball bats or home run balls they catch in authorized areas of the stadium. Baseball bats that are caught in the seating bowl will need to be checked at the Guest Service Office located at section 126 until the end of the game. If a guest attempts to retrieve a ball in an unauthorized area they are subject to ejection and/or arrest.

Guests injured by a foul ball, baseball bat or home run ball should have Paramedics Plus, the A's medical provider, dispatched to their area to assess their injury.

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Game Notes

Media game notes are available to guests during each home game at the Guest Service Office at Section 126 and the Information Booths at Sections 101, 134, and 220. Guests in the Suites and Premium Seating Areas have access to the game notes through the Concierge staff.

Game Used Memorabilia

Fans have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a kind items including game used jerseys, bats, balls, helmets and other items, at the A's Memorabilia merchandise stand at section 120. All items are obtained from the field or clubhouse, and authenticated by an MLB official who is at the Coliseum for all games, ensuring their authenticity before they arrive in the store. The A's Memorabilia stand is open from the time gates open until 15 minutes after the conclusion of the game for all A's home games.

Gate Openings

  • Monday - Thursday games: Stadium gates open one and a half (1.5) hours prior to scheduled start of the game.
  • Friday - Sunday games: Stadium gates open two (2) hours prior to scheduled start of the game.

Gate opening times are subject to change on selected dates. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum opens 2 hours prior to game time on Opening Night.

Giveaway Items

Promotional giveaways are scheduled on various game dates throughout the season. The following are guidelines for our promotional item distribution:

  • Eligible guest must receive the promotional item immediately upon entry at the gate after their ticket is scanned.
  • Only one item is given to each guest at the time of entry. If a guest has multiple tickets and would like multiple items then they will need to exit the stadium at Section 209 and stand in line again.
  • Guests who enter the stadium through a gate that has run out of promotional giveaway items will not be able to go to a different gate for the item if their ticket has already been scanned.
  • Guests who do not want to stand in line to receive the giveaway item may enter the stadium at Gate A, the Non-Giveaway gate. Guests who enter through Gate A will not be able to get a promotional giveaway item at a later time.
  • Guests with questions, exchange requests or concerns should visit the Guest Services Offices located at Section 126.

Guest Services Office & Information Booths

The Guest Services Office is located at Section 126 and the Information Booths are located at sections 101, 134, and 220. The Guest Services Representatives in these areas are available to assist guests with questions, comments or concerns. These areas offer a variety of amenities including 1st Game/Birthday/Anniversary/Celebration certificates and buttons, wheelchair/stroller check, lost and found, Kids ID bracelets and more. The Guest Services Office and Information Booths are open from gate opening until 20 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

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Kids Club

The Oakland A's Kids Club is for youth 14 and under. For $25, members receive exclusive A's Kids Club merchandise, game tickets and much more. A Kids Club passport is also included with the All-Star Membership. Members can bring their 2017 passport to the Kids Club booth on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday home games to receive a stamp. Different prizes are awarded after 10, 15 and 25 stamps. If the Kids Club booth is not open, members can bring their Kids Club passport to the A's Stadium Executive Offices for a stamp. All 2017 Oakland A's Kids Club members will be able to return to the booth during the season with their membership card for a chance to spin the Kids Club prize wheel. The A's Kids Club also offers a free membership option that does not include the kit. Guests can sign up at the Kids Club booth located on the internal ramp behind Section 113 or online at athletics.com/kids. For more information, please call (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2348 or e-mail kidsclub@athletics.com.

Kids ID Program

Fans aged 12 and under may obtain a wristband with their name and seat location written on it for identification purposes. Kids wristbands are free of charge and are available at the Guest Services Office located at section 126 and the Information Booths at sections 101, 134, and 220.

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Lost and Found

All lost and found items should be taken to the Guest Service Office at Section 126 or the Information Booths at sections 101, 134, and 220. Guests looking for lost items may check in at one of these locations or contact the A's by phone or email. Contact information is listed below:

Guest Services Hotline: (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2813

Email: lostandfound@athletics.com

Lost Children/Persons

Lost children or persons will be taken to the Guest Services Office located at section 126. Guests reporting a lost child or person should alert any staff member or report to the Guest Services Office at section 126.

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Merchandise Stores

For information about the A's Team Store at the Coliseum and hours of operation, click here.

Guests can also purchase A's merchandise online here.

    Metal Detectors

    Walk-Thru Metal Detectors are used at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum entry gates. Upon entry to the ballpark, fans will have their bags searched and will need to empty their pockets of keys, mobile phones, and other metal items before walking through a metal detector. Special Assistance lines are available at all gates for guests who are pregnant or medically unable to enter through the metal detectors. For additional information please contact the Guest Services Hotline at (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2813 or email guestservices@athletics.com.

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    National Anthem

    Those interested in performing the National Anthem at an Oakland A's home game may send a recording to:

    Oakland A's National Anthem

    7000 Coliseum Way

    Oakland, CA 94621

    An acappella CD or DVD of the performer singing the anthem (sung traditional and in under a minute thirty) must be submitted to be considered.

    Noise Canceling Headphones

    Noise canceling headphones are available to guests during all home games. Headphones can be checked out at the Guest Services Office at Section 126. Headphones must be returned at the end of the game.

    Noise Makers

    Noisemakers, cowbells, air horns (non-compressed air), drums, cell phones, and all items that make a noise are allowed in the stadium. The exception to this rule is compressed air horns, which are not allowed inside the ballpark. The use, frequency and location of the noisemakers are at the discretion of the A's management. If there are complaints about these items being used, their use should be stopped. If necessary, the item may be checked into the Guest Services Office located behind section 126 until the end of the game.

    Nursing Pods

    Nursing Pods are available for nursing mothers who are in need of a private, quiet, feeding space for their children. Nursing pods are available to use from the time the gates open until the end of the game. They are located at sections 140 on the bleacher concourse and 220 inside the Stomper Fun Zone.

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    Parking

    Parking for A's games opens two and one-half hours prior to game time for most games. During an A's game most guests will park in lots A, B, C or D. The fee for parking is $20 for cars, $30 for limousines and $30 for buses. Guests may use only one parking stall per parking fee. Parking is free on Tuesdays, exclusive of premium games and dual events. ACE Parking collects the parking fee at the parking entrance gates, and directs traffic as necessary within the lots and along the access roads. View the Parking Map here.

    For premium games, the parking gates open at the following times:

    OAK Table - Parking (Gates Open)

    Peanut Allergy Options

    A Peanut Allergy Suite is available for select games. Guests must request this suite at least 1 week prior to the game date. This suite will be cleaned thoroughly before each game and reserved specifically for those fans and their guests with a peanut allergy. While there is no area in the ballpark entirely free from the possibility of peanuts or peanut dust, this suite provides an environment best suited for those fans with allergies. To inquire about availability for the Peanut Allergy Suite please contact the Guest Services department by calling the Guest Services Hotline at (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2813, email guestservices@athletics.com or visit the Guest Services Office at section 126.

    Permitted Items

    The following items are permitted in the Coliseum:

    • Aerosol Sunscreen Cans
    • Bags/Purses/Backpacks that are 16" x 16" x 8" or smaller
    • Banners and Signs**
    • Baseballs
    • Baseball Bats
      • Must be checked at the Guest Services Office located at Section 126 after the conclusion of batting practice.
    • Food
    • Hand Sanitizer, Make-Up, Lotion and Sunscreen
    • Laptops and tablets
    • Noisemakers
    • Reusable Bottles and Cups
      •  Includes metal and plastic. Must be empty.
    • Sealed Non-Alcoholic Beverages
    • Seat Cushions
    • Service Animals
    • Soft-Sided Coolers
    • Strollers
      • Must be folded and placed under the seats or be checked at the Guest Services Office at sections 126 or the Information Booths at sections 101, 134, or 220.
    • Video Cameras and GoPros

    Player Appearances

    To arrange a player or coach appearance for your group, please send a written request on business letterhead to:

    Baltimore Orioles

    Player/Coach Appearances

    333 West Camden Street

    Baltimore, MD 21201

    Please include the following: date, location, and time of event, organization sponsoring the event, the specific player or coach in which you are interested, and your complete contact information.

    Premium Seating Locations

    Diamond Level Seats:

    Diamond Level seats are a great way to entertain clients and employees, or to simply enjoy a game with family and friends sitting right behind home plate. Get more information here.

    Field Box Seats:

    Field Box seats are a great way to entertain clients and employees, or to simply enjoy a game with family and friends sitting next to the A's or Visitors' Dugout. Get more information here.

    Prohibited Items

    The following items are prohibited from entering the Coliseum:

    • Aerosol Cans
      • Exception: Aerosol Sunscreen Cans.
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Bags/Purses/Backpacks larger than 16" x 16" x 8"
    • Ball Retrieving Devices
    • Balloons
    • Bicycles, Hoverboards, Rollerskates, Scooters and Skateboards
    • Brooms/Sticks/Poles
      • Exceptions: Wooden Drumsticks and Flag Sticks. Brooms are allowed for potential A's sweep of series. Sticks that qualify for the exceptions must be less than 4 feet. No Metal Poles.
    • Bubble Machines
    • Camera Sticks
      • Including selfie-sticks, monopods and tripods
    • Clothing with vulgar language or images
    • Fireworks
    • Hard-Sided Containers
      • Including Aluminum Cans, Coolers, Flasks and Glass Bottles
    • Illegal Drugs and Substances
    • Laser Lights and Pointers
    • Mace and Pepper Spray
    • Non-Service Animals
    • Portable Chairs
    • Projectiles
      • Including Inflatable Balls and Frisbees
    • Unsealed Beverage Bottles
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    • Weapons, Firearms, Knives or any Sharp Objects
      • Including Pocket/Swiss Army Knives and Off-Duty Officers' Weapons

    Any item deemed by management to be dangerous, inappropriate or disruptive to other fans' enjoyment of the game.

    The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum does not store prohibited items. Items left at the gates will be discarded. OACC and the Oakland Athletics are not responsible for abandoned items.

    Public Transportation

    • BART: Access to Oakland Coliseum via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is available by taking the Fremont/Richmond line or Dublin/Pleasanton line to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport stop. The last BART train leaves the Coliseum station at approximately midnight. For a complete train schedule or other questions regarding BART, guests may visit the official BART website at www.bart.gov.
    • AC Transit: Multiple bus lines stop at the Coliseum BART Station including the #45, #46, #73, #98, and #805. For a complete bus schedule or other questions regarding AC Transit, guests may visit the official AC Transit website at www.actransit.org.

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    Quiet Rooms

    Quiet Rooms are available upon request at the Guest Services Office at section 126.

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    Race around the Bases

    After every Sunday A's home game guests can run the bases. Guests may line up at B Gate starting at the top of the 9th inning. After guests have finished running the bases, they will be directed out of the ballpark by event staff. The promotion is held at the discretion of management.

    Railings

    For the safety of everyone in the Coliseum, guests are asked to refrain from leaning on, reaching over, sitting on, standing near or placing objects on ballpark railings or ledges.

    Ramps

    • C Gate: Provides access to the South Club Concourse Sections, Plaza Reserved, Eastside Club, MM Gate, and BART Plaza.
    • D Gate: Provides access to the North Club Concourse Sections, Plaza Reserved, Eastside Club, LL Gate, and BART Plaza.
    • Section 113: Inside stadium; access to Ticket Services, Advance Ticket Sales window, west side elevators and the Plaza Club Entry.
    • Section 120: Inside stadium; access to Ticket Services, Advance Ticket Sales window, west side elevators and the Plaza Club Entry.
    • South Plaza Ramp: Exit gate on designated giveaways. (Located behind Section 209).
    • North Plaza Ramp: Exit gate (Located behind Section 225)

    Restrooms

    Men's Restrooms:

    • Main Concourse: 104, 110, 124, 131, 138, 147
    • Club Concourse: 206, 210, 220, 224, 228, 237, 248
    • Value Deck: 314, 320

    Women's Restrooms:

    • Main Concourse: 107, 111, 122, 127, 136, 139, 147, 148
    • Club Concourse: 208, 210, 216, 219, 224, 226, 238, 247
    • Value Deck: 315, 319

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    Safety Warning

    During all pregame practices/activities, through the game and post-game experience, hard hit baseballs and bats and fragments thereof may be thrown or hit into the stands, concourses and concessions areas. For the safety of every guest, all guests must stay alert and be aware of their surroundings. Guests who are concerned with their seat location should contact a Guest Services Representative for an alternate seat location. The ticket holder assumes all risk and danger incidental to the game of Baseball, including specifically (but not exclusively) the danger of being injured by thrown bats and thrown or batted balls, and agrees that the Commissioner, the Participating Clubs, their Agents, and Players, and employees are not liable for injuries resulting from such causes.

    Scoreboard Messages

    For a $100 donation to the A's Community Fund, guests can send a birthday, anniversary and/or special message to family and friends on the stadium's scoreboard. Guests may purchase one of the fifteen (15) available scoreboard messages each game by visiting athletics.com/scoreboard. Messages must be reserved at least 32 hours in advance of the game's first pitch time. Messages will be displayed in the 4th or 5th inning, while the game is in play. Messages will not be displayed during inning breaks.

    Photos of the scoreboard message can be purchased for $15 (plus a $1 convenience fee) and will be sent to guests via email in a JPEG format. Photo must be purchased at the time of the original order. The A's reserve the right to alter or modify any scoreboard messages as they see fit. For questions or additional information, please contact community@athletics.com or call (510) 563-2329.

    Scoreboards

    Scorecards are available in the Athletics magazine, sold throughout the ballpark, or at the Guest Services Office at section 126 or the Information Booths at sections 101, 134, and 220.

    Season Ticket Member Gate

    The Oakland A's offer two (2) Season Ticket Member Gates which are for the exclusive use of A's Season Ticket Members. One gate is located at B Gate on the South Side of the stadium. The second gate is located between the Ticket Services Office and the Plaza Club Entrance.

    Season Ticket Members accessing these gates will need to be in possession of their Season Ticket Member Credential, provided by Ticket Services, and their ticket for that day's game. If the Season Ticket Member's ticket is printed on the official Season Ticket Member ticket stock then the credential is not necessary. Season Ticket Members are not allowed to escort friends or family through the Season Ticket Member Gate unless their guest's ticket is printed on the official Season Ticket Member ticket stock.

    The Season Ticket Member Gates are open for all Oakland A's home games and will open at the same time as all general admission gates. Giveaways will be distributed from the Season Ticket Member Gates in the same fashion as all other gates. Entering through the Season Ticket Member Gates does not guarantee a Season Ticket Member will receive the promotional giveaway item.

    Security Office

    The Security Office is located at Section 148 and is open 30 minutes prior to gate opening until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

    Shibe Park Tavern

    The Shibe Park Tavern, available for use by all ticketed fans, features a full bar with multiple flat screen televisions, a pool table and a shuffleboard table. Enjoy a large selection of craft beers on tap, wood fired pizza and specialty foods by homestand. Sit down menu service is also available. The Shibe Park Tavern Restaurant does not accept reservations.

    Smoking

    In accordance with the City of Oakland's smoking ordinance, Section 8.30.40, all A's events are Smoke Free including Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigarettes). Violators of this policy will be subject to ejection and/or citation. There are no designated smoking areas anywhere in the stadium.

    Spring Training Facility

    The A's home for Spring Training is Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, AZ.

    Stadium Facts

    • Designed by the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill
    • General contractor: Guy F. Atkinson Company
    • Groundbreaking: April 15, 1964
    • Renovations: Started October 1995; Completed September 1996
    • Seating capacity: 35,067 (baseball); 63,024 (football); 70,000 (concerts)
    • First event: Raiders vs. KC Chiefs on September 8, 1966; Chiefs won 32-10.
    • First Baseball game: A's vs. BAL Orioles, Apr. 17, 1968; Orioles won 4-1.
    • Parking: 8,500 slots
    • Complex area: 120 acres
    • Playing field: Approximately 165,000 square feet or 3.7 acres.
    • Elevation: 22 ft. below sea level.
    • Stadium dimensions:
      • Left Field Line: 330 feet
      • Left Center Power Alley: 388 feet
      • Straight Away Center Field: 400 feet
      • Right Center Power Alley: 388 feet
      • Right Field Line: 330 feet

    Standing & Sitting

    Standing or sitting in the aisles, on the ramps or in the stairways is not permitted. Guests will be asked to return to their seats. Sitting or standing on seat backs, standing on seats or stepping over/on seats is also prohibited.

    Stomper

    The A's mascot, Stomper, is available to make special appearances at a guest's seat, suite or tailgate during any Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday home game. Stomper is also available to attend private engagements. Please note that any in stadium appearance requires 48-hour notice, while private appearances require 2 weeks advance notice. There is a fee for all Stomper appearances ranging in price from $50-$600. Additional fees may apply in certain situations. For more information call the Stomper hotline at (510) 638-4900 Ext. 2348, email stomper@athletics.com, or visit www.athletics.com/stomper.

    Stomper Fun Zone

    The Stomper Fun Zone is a play area for children located on the Club Concourse behind section 220. The Stomper Fun Zone is open every home game from gate opening until 15 minutes after the end of the game. During weekend games, Stomper visits the Fun Zone during the 7th inning for autographs and photo sessions.

    Stroller & Wheelchair Check

    The A's offer a complimentary stroller and wheelchair check service at the Guest Services Office located at section 126 or the Information Booths located at sections 101, 134, and 220.

    Suites

    A's Suites are the perfect fit for guests looking to entertain clients or employees, or to simply enjoy a game with family and friends. For more information visit athletics.com/tickets/suites.

    • No food or beverage may be brought into the suites from outside of the Coliseum.
    • No food or beverage may leave the suites after the game.
    • All suites have an assigned server with whom food and beverage orders may be placed during the game.
    • Alcohol must be put into plastic cups if the guest would like to take it outside of the suite (must be before the 8th inning).
    • Questions about future suite purchases may be directed to the Premium Seating Concierge at each suite level.

    Westside Suites

    • Suites numbered 7 through 64 are located on the west side of the stadium.
    • Concierge desk at Section 216.
    • There are both Club and Loge levels.
    • On a ticket the "SECTION" will tell you "CLUB" or "LOGE" and the "ROW" will tell you the suite number.
    • Club suites are ADA accessible.

    Eastside Suites

    • Suites numbered 67-96
    • Plaza Level - Floor 2
    • Club Level - Floor 4
    • Loge Level - Floor 5
    •  All East side suites are ADA accessible.

    On the ticket the "SECTION" will read "EASTP" for East Plaza Level, "EASTC" for East Club Level, "EASTL" for East Loge Level.

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    Tailgating

    Guests may tailgate in parking lots A, B, C and D. Guests must confine their tailgating to the space occupied by their vehicle. No adjacent spaces will be available for tailgating. Only charcoal BBQs are permitted and must be placed in an accessible area (i.e. not blocked by a vehicle). For fire safety, please use the black coal bins to dispose of hot coals. Trash bins are located throughout the lots as well.

    Guests also have the option to reserve tailgate areas during all Oakland A's home games. Each tailgate area can accommodate groups of 50 people or more. There are fees associated with reserving tailgate areas. Learn more about Tailgate Areas here.

    For questions or additional information abut reserving a tailgate space call (510) 563-2339 or email stadiumevents@athletics.com.

    Taxi & Ride Sharing Services

    Taxi Services:

    • Veterans Cab: (510) 533-1900
    • Friendly Cab: (510) 536-3000

    Taxicabs can be picked up at the Oakland Coliseum/Airport BART Station on San Leandro Boulevard without a reservation. Guests can access the BART Station by crossing the BART Ramp located between LL and MM Gates.

    Ride Sharing Services:

    Uber and Lyft cars may drop guests off at Gates C and D prior to or during game time. Guests may be picked up by a ride sharing service in Parking Lot B immediately following the conclusion of the game.

    Team History

    The A's Elephant: After helping form the American League in 1901, New York Giants manager John McGraw dismissed the A's with contempt by calling them "The White Elephants," implying Connie Mack should not be allowed to spend money without supervision. Mack defiantly adopted the White Elephant as the team insignia and in 1902, the Athletics won their first American League pennant.

    The White Elephant remained the team's mascot and later that decade, made its first appearance on the A's team sweaters. By 1920, Mack had fully adopted the Elephant as the team's symbol. The traditional "A" on the team's jersey was replaced by a blue elephant logo. In 1924, the blue elephant was replaced by the traditional white elephant on the team's jersey and the A's played better ball for the next few years.

    In 1928, Mack decided the elephant had worn out its brief welcome on the A's jersey fronts and replaced the logo with the familiar "A" on the uniform. That was the last year for the elephant on the A's uniform until 1955, when the A's, now in Kansas City added the patch to their uniform sleeves. However, when Charlie Finley purchased the team in the early 1960's, the elephant was once again sent packing and replaced by, of all animals, a mule. Prior to the 1988 season, the A's brought back a new, more aggressive A's Elephant. In 1995, the traditional A's elephant was reincorporated into many of the team's promotional items and publications and is now a prominent feature on the A's uniform. Read more A's History here.

    Text Line

    The A's offer a texting service guests can use to ask questions or notify staff of any issues, problems or concerns. Guests can text the word "Issue" followed by a space then their message and location to the number 69050. Dispatch will receive the message and respond accordingly.

    Ticket Information

    • All guests 24 months or older must have an appropriate ticket for entry. Children under 24 months do not need a ticket to enter the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, but they must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult. Please be considerate of those guests seated in the surrounding area.
    • For Season Tickets, Group Tickets or general information call (510) 638- GoAs (4627).
    • All games are dynamically priced meaning that all non-season tickets will be priced based on current market value. Pricing can fluctuate based on factors affecting supply and demand. See current pricing.
    • Premium games played in Oakland are Opening Night and games vs. the San Francisco Giants, the New York Yankees, and the Boston Red Sox. Additional games may be added as premium games. Please check with the A's Ticket Operations and Sales Departments with questions.
    • Plaza Level (Sections 205-209, 225-229)-Seniors 60 or better & children 14 or under as well as military personnel with valid ID, will receive $8 off per ticket per ID, excluding all premium & Fireworks games.
    • All seats are reserved except for the Bleachers.
    • A's Jumbo Tickets are available in the Field Box, Plaza Club and Value Deck and offer game tickets with additional value loaded into the barcode. These "jumbo" tickets can be used throughout the Coliseum for redemption at various Concessions stands for food and beverages and Merchandise stands for souvenirs. Jumbo Tickets will also be available in other seating areas for special promotions throughout the season.

    Tickets with added-value can be used towards the purchase of food or merchandise at any concession stand with the Jumbo Logo inside Oakland Coliseum during the game printed on the face of the added-value ticket. The added value on the ticket and any portion thereof is not redeemable for cash. Any remaining value on the ticket which is not used by the conclusion of the game on the ticket may not be used at a later date, replaced or redeemed in any way. In the event of rainout prior to completion of an "official game" or rescheduling of a game, remaining value may be redeemed for merchandise or food during the rescheduled game. In the event a game is cancelled and not rescheduled, added-value will not be transferred or redeemable.

    INDIVIDUAL GAME TICKETS - ADVANCE & DAY OF GAME:

    Regular and Wheelchair accessible seating locations are available for day of game purchase, and are subject to availability. The A's Box Office at D Gate opens at 10 am on all game days. Monday-Thursday D Gate will close 2 hours after game time, the advance window located up the ramps at Sections 113 and 120 will remain open until the end of the game. Friday-Sunday D Gate will close 30 minutes after the game ends. On game days, future game tickets may be purchased from inside the stadium at the box office window up the ramp behind Sections 113 or 120.

    Ticket Kiosks

    Electronic Ticket Kiosks are located in the following locations: Will Call (4), BART Plaza (6), D Gate Kiosk (4), C Gate Kiosk (4), Advanced Ticket Sales Window (1) (next to the A's Stadium Executive Offices), and in the Team Store at Section 105 and the Eighteen 76 Bar at Section 129. The Ticket Kiosks are able to handle game day and advanced ticket sales (via credit card) and will allow for pick up of Will Call tickets that were purchased online (note: third party/dropped off tickets will still need to be picked up at regular Will Call on the Plaza). There are no service fees for tickets purchased at the Ticket kiosks. Learn more about A's Ticket Technology.

    Ticket Services Office

    The A's Ticket Services Office is on the Westside Plaza and is open Monday-Friday 10am - 4 pm and on game days beginning three (3) hours prior to game time until the middle of the 7th inning. The Ticket Services Office is accessible from inside the stadium via the ramp behind Section 113 or Section 120, or from outside the stadium on the Westside Plaza, across from the Arena Box Office.

    Ticket Services handles the following:

    • Situations that require re-seating.
    • Ticket related concerns.
    • Season Ticket exchanges and questions.
    • Problems that may arise with the ticket scan upon entry.

    In order to avoid long lines, only day-of-game problems should be directed to Ticket Services. General ticket questions and purchases should be handled at the C and D Gate ticket windows outside the stadium. Persons inside the ballpark that wish to purchase Season Tickets and Group Tickets should visit the Ticket Sales table behind Section 114. Issues regarding promotional items and other non-ticket related problems should be directed to the Guest Services Office at section 126.

    Tours

    Come tour the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athletics. From the Press Box to the Dugout, this tour will give you an exclusive look into the home of the Oakland A's since 1968. Tours are available on predetermined dates and times from April through the end of July. 15 tickets are available per tour. Tour duration is approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes. Tours proceed regardless of rain or shine. Get more information here.

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    Weapons

    Weapons of any kind are prohibited from entering the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. This rule includes off-duty officers' service weapons.

    Wheelchair Accessible Seating

    Wheelchair accessible and companion seats are available for sale throughout the ballpark. All disabled seating is reserved (except bleachers). Guests in the ballpark who require re-seating to accessible seating areas may visit Ticket Services for assistance. Each guest must have an appropriate ticket to sit in the designated accessible seating area. Up to 4 companion seats can be provided in the surrounding area.

    Wheelchair & Golf Cart Service

    The A's Team offers free golf cart and wheelchair transportation service for guests with mobility issues. Service begins 15 minutes prior to the opening of gates and concludes 30 minutes after the end of the game. The A's Team does not travel or transport into the parking lots or into the BART station. Guests may request A's Team assistance from any staff member or they can check in at the blue ADA tents located outside C Gate, D Gate and on the BART Plaza.

    Wifi

    Wi-Fi is currently being installed throughout the Coliseum. This project is expected to last for the duration of the 2017 season.

    Will Call

    Will Call tickets can be picked up on the Plaza next to the Employee Entrance Gate. Will Call opens 2.5 hours prior to game time and closes in the 3rd inning. Will Call tickets are then moved to the A's Ticket Services Office which closes in the middle of the 7th inning. Guests must show photo identification at Will Call in order to pick up their tickets. If guests purchased their tickets with a credit card for Will Call delivery they can swipe that credit card at any of the kiosks by the gates to print their tickets.

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