News & Notes about the A's Upcoming Homestand

Pregame on Friday, May 20 will go Beast Mode when special guest and Oakland native Marshawn Lynch throws out a ceremonial first pitch.

May 13th, 2016

The A's return home for a seven-game homestand against the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, beginning Monday, May 16 at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

 

Pregame on Friday, May 20 will go Beast Mode when special guest and Oakland native Marshawn Lynch throws out a ceremonial first pitch. Following Friday's game, fans can get nostalgic when postgame fireworks are set to the music of Grease, presented by XFINITY. The week-long homestand also features Chevy Free Parking Tuesday and Korean Heritage Night on May 17, Food Bank Wednesday on May 18, and Scout Day on Sunday, May 22.

 

 

DATE                                                         OPPONENT                                                    TIME            TELEVISION

MONDAY, MAY 16..................................... TEXAS RANGERS................................... 7:05 P.M..................... CSNCA

Dual event; parking is $40 because of the Warriors playoff game

 

TUESDAY, MAY 17.................................... TEXAS RANGERS................................... 7:05 P.M..................... CSNCA

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18.............................. TEXAS RANGERS................................. 12:35 P.M..................... CSNCA

Dual event; parking is $20 until 2:30 p.m., $40 after 2:30 p.m. because of the Warriors playoff game

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19.................................. NEW YORK YANKEES............................ 7:05 P.M..................... CSNCA

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20....................................... NEW YORK YANKEES............................ 6:35 P.M..................... CSNCA

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21.................................. NEW YORK YANKEES............................ 1:05 P.M..................... CSNCA

 

SUNDAY, MAY 22...................................... NEW YORK YANKEES............................ 1:05 P.M..................... CSNCA

 

 

**For additional information about the promotions or events listed above, please visit athletics.com.

Promotions & Special Events

Korean Heritage Night: On Tuesday, May 17, the A's will celebrate Korean Heritage Night, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort. The celebration will include pregame festivities and performances. Fans who purchased this ticket offer will also receive an A's Korean Heritage Night hat.

Grease Movie Fireworks presented by XFINITY: On Friday, May 20, the A's will host Grease Movie Fireworks, presented by XFINITY. There will be music from the film during the fireworks, and fans can enjoy the show from the outfield grass (space permitting).

Friday Family Pack: Friday night at the ballpark is made for families with the Friday Family Pack. Fans can get four plaza level tickets, four Coliseum hot dogs, four medium sodas, and four bags of peanuts for just $60. For more information, visit athletics.com/familypack.

Cache Creek Saturdays: Every Saturday fans have the chance to take home an autographed baseball, courtesy of Cache Creek Casino Resort. Fans who find the autographed Cache Creek Casino Resort insert in Athletics, the official team magazine, will win an autographed baseball.

A's Kids Club: The 2016 All-Star Membership Kit includes a drawstring bag, beanie, tattoo sleeves, lanyard, and membership card for just $25. The kit also includes an A's coupon booklet with several free and discounted offers on A's tickets, merchandise, and from team sponsors Round Table Pizza and Oakland Zoo. Kids Club members have the chance to be selected to participate in in-game activities, including "Water Kid" during select Friday games, "Steal the Base" during select Saturday games, and "Guest P.A. Announcer" during select Sunday games. Membership kits can be purchased online at athletics.com or at Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday home games behind Section 113.

"This Bud's for You Inning of Winning" Promotion: Budweiser and the A's are providing one-of-a-kind experiences all seasonduring inning breaks at every home game and on MLB.com's Ballpark app. Fans will have the chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, meet A's players, win autographed A's gear, and receive NetSuite Diamond Level ticket upgrades. Through this partnership, the A's will also be giving away trips to the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego, Calif. and 2017 A's Spring Training in Mesa, Ariz. 

Community Relations

Food Bank Wednesdays: On Wednesday, May 18 (and select Wednesdays throughout the season), volunteers will be on-site to help collect cans of food and monetary donations before the game to benefit the Alameda County Food Bank. With every five cans donated or $5 contribution, fans will receive a buy one get one free ticket voucher for a future game.

50/50 Raffle: The Oakland A's Community Fund will host a 50/50 Raffle at select games throughout the season. One fan will win half of the net proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefiting the Community Fund. Ticket sales run from when stadium gates open through the bottom of the 6th inning. Fans can purchase tickets at the kiosk located at section 217 or from a roaming ticket sellers. The winner will be announced in the eighth inning.

Fitness Sluggers presented by Sutter Health:  Fitness Sluggers, presented by Sutter Health, is designed to educate and encourage youth five - 14 years old to live healthy and active lifestyles through instructional activities based on four bases: sun safety, healthy eating habits, everyday play, and teamwork. Groups and individuals can download the four-month calendar designed to help set each month's fitness goals and track progress. The A's and Sutter Health will also be issuing different health-related challenges during June, July and August. Participating groups and individuals will be eligible to receive A's game tickets and will be featured on the team's website.

Take the Field with the A's: The Take the Field with the A's program gives youth baseball and softball teams the chance to live out their Major League dreams. On Sunday, May 22, youth players from a local baseball or softball team will join Oakland A's players on the field during the National Anthem.

A's Community Fund Silent Auctions: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Green Stampede Homework Club: On select games throughout the season, elementary school students will visit the Coliseum to receive help with their homework from tutors and aides. An A's player will visit and sign autographs for the students as a way to congratulate them for their hard work. After the students have finished their homework, they are able to sit in the stands and watch the game.