Oracle Arena Details
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.
What are the Best Places to Sit at Oracle Arena?
The Oracle Arena, when set up for a Warriors game has three main levels - double-digit floor seats and then a 100 and a 200 level. The Warrior's bench is in front of Section 27 on the floor level and Section 127 just above. The visitor's bench is closest to Sections 2 and 102.
The floor seats in this arena are especially impressive, and any courtside seat is sure to thrill. These sections also offer a lot of opportunities for club seating amenities, making them highly coveted space.
Oracle Arena Tips and Tricks
For those who want to take public transit, the Oracle Arena has made it easy to get there by BART or Amtrak. There's a specially constructed multi-service station on site that gives you access to BART, the Capitol Corridor Amtrak line, and AC Transit. Just make sure to check transit conditions and potential closures before you go. If you prefer to drive through, parking is available on site.
Oracle Arena Live Club Areas
In addition to private suites, the Sideline Club gives you access to two club areas on the floor level along with close-up views of every play. The Mezzanine Club, while a bit more removed, offers some of the best seats in the place. An extensive chef's buffet and all-inclusive beer, wine, and soda make this a great place entertain guests. Finally, the Courtside Club gives you excellent views of the game along with an upscale experience, including wait service at your seat.