The Oakland Alameda County Arena and Coliseum Complex, consisting of the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum and the Oracle Arena first opened in two parts in 1966. The Coliseum began its life with an AFL game between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs. The arena then brought together the Oakland Seals and the San Diego Gulls two months later for an NHL game.
Both were renovated in the mid-1990s to update and expand the buildings. The interior of the Oracle Arena was redesigned entirely at the time and rebuilt from the ground up. The redesign added 4,000 seats to the Arena, putting the maximum seat count over 19,000. In both renovations, they added VIP and club areas to the venues.
Today, the Oracle Arena is home to the Golden State Warriors, the Bay Area's NBA team. It's the oldest NBA arena and first played host to the Warriors intermittently before becoming their home arena in the 1971 season. Since then, the Oracle Arena -- sometimes called the "roaracle" for the loud atmosphere at Warrior's games -- has hosted decades worth of NBA playoff games, including the NBA Finals in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The Warriors won the Finals in both 2015 and 2017, making home arena history.
The venue also features concerts, festivals, and all sorts of performances now, and is well known for being the venue that the Grateful Dead played more frequently than any other. At 66 visits, their record for concerts here was quite impressive.
You'll sometimes see the Oracle Arena referred to as the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Arena, its previous name. It was renamed in 2006 after a deal with the Oracle Corporation and is now also sometimes called "the O." So far, nearly 100 million fans have visited the Oracle Arena for a wide variety of shows and sports events.
Frequently Asked Questions About Oakland Arena Events and Tickets
What events are at Oakland Arena?
Oakland Arena is primarily used as the home of NBA's Golden State Warriors. However, Oakland Arena does host a number of concerts and other events. See full Oakland Arena schedule above.
How much are tickets at Oakland Arena?
Oakland Arena ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Oakland Arena tickets can be found for as low as $24.00, with an average price of $259.00 but can vary depending on the event.
What is Oakland Arena's address?
Oakland Arena is located at 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621
What city is Oakland Arena in?
Oakland Arena is located in Oakland
What is the capacity of Oakland Arena?
Oakland Arena has a capacity of roughly 19596, though it will depend somewhat on the event type.
When was Oakland Arena opened?
Oakland Arena was opened in 1966
Can you purchase tickets at the Oakland Arena box office?
Yes, you can purchase tickets at the box office. Please visit the official box office site for more details.
What is the phone number for Oakland Arena?
Oakland Arena's phone number is 877-493-BALL
Does Oakland Arena offer concessions for sale?
Yes, you can purchase concessions at Oakland Arena. Please visit the official site for more details.
Where can I find details on will call?
You can find details about will call on the Oakland Arena's official site.
When do gates open?
It depends on the event but gates at Oakland Arena will typically open 1 hour(s) before the event.
Are bags allowed at Oakland Arena?
Yes, bags are allowed at Oakland Arena, but there are exceptions and we strongly recommend visiting the official Oakland Arena site for the latest details.
Are laptops allowed at Oakland Arena?
No, laptops are not allowed at Oakland Arena but we urge you to visit the official Oakland Arena site for the latest details.
Are cameras allowed at Oakland Arena?
Cameras are allowed at Oakland Arena but professional cameras are not permitted, please visit the venue's oficial site for full details on their camera policy.
Can I bring outside food to Oakland Arena?
No, outside food is not allowed at Oakland Arena but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are outside drinks allowed at Oakland Arena?
No, outside drinks are not allowed at Oakland Arena but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are animals allowed at Oakland Arena?
Only service animals are allowed at Oakland Arena
At what age do you need a ticket to enter Oakland Arena?
Oakland Arena requires a ticket for any child who is 2 or above. Please visit the official site for more details.
What is the phone number for disabled services at Oakland Arena?
Does Oakland Arena offer sign language services?
Yes, Oakland Arena offers sign language services for most events. Please contact the venue at 510-383-4817 to check whether they will be offered for your event.
Does Oakland Arena offer assisted listening devices?
Yes, Oakland Arena offers assisted listening devices (ALDs). Please contact the venue at 510-383-4817 to learn more.
Does Oakland Arena have parking?
Yes, Oakland Arena has parking. You can purchase parking on the venue's official site.
How much does parking at Oakland Arena cost?
The cheapest parking near Oakland Arena is usually at least $40
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