The Oakland Athletics, known by their nickname “The A’s,” are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. The team was founded in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics and became the Kansas City Athletics in 1955, before moving to Oakland in 1968. They compete in the Western Division of the American League as a part of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Oakland Athletics are the 3rd most successful team in MLB history with a total of 9 World Series Titles. They have also won 15 American League Pennants and 14 Western Division Titles. If you want to know which stadium the Oakland Athletics call home, keep reading to find out.
Where do the Oakland Athletics play?
The Oakland Athletics play their home games at O.co Coliseum. The stadium was originally known as Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, but has had a variety of stadium sponsors over the years. This is a multipurpose stadium that is also used by the Oakland Raiders football team. The stadium seats 35,067 people for baseball games, which is the 2nd smallest stadium capacity in the MLB. The stadium can actually seat 48,219 for baseball games, but the Athletics officials decided to cover the entire third deck with a tarp beginning in 2006.
The O.co Coliseum is located in Oakland, California. It was opened in 1966 after just over 2 years of construction. The stadium cost $25.5 million to build and was extensively renovated between 2005-2006 at a total cost of $200 million. It has widely been reported that the Oakland Athletics have plans for a new stadium. However, they have not yet been successful with this venture.