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Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Oakland Coliseum

Posted on September 06 2016

Major League Baseball Tour

Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers

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Flip this card to see the score of the game!


Oakland A's - 14
Texas Rangers - 5

Oakland A's WIN!



    13,453 fans


    3 hours 6 minutes


    Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California


    63 degrees, Partly Cloudy

Did you know?

As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here are a few of the unusual facts about Oakland Coliseum that we found especially interesting.

Facts Unique to
Oakland Coliseum


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 of promoting the importance of math among Bay Area youth. Students in the first through eighth grades who complete the workbooks correctly and submit the answer sheet to the A’s, will earn two ticket vouchers to an A’s game!

Home Run Readers Program

  • This program is designed to reward students of all grade levels for reaching their personal reading goals. 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.


  • Capacity: 35,067 fans
  • Mascot: Stomper the Elephant
  • First Game was played April 17, 1968 – Oakland A’s vs. Baltimore Orioles

A’s Amigo Program

This program gives our community’s bilingual Spanish-speaking children in nonprofit organizations the opportunity to interact with bilingual 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.

Our Reflections on the Game

Advice and reflections from the Glanville Team

Thoughts from James

Oakland stadium is old and tired. It was not in very good shape: lots of rust and cracks. The seats were not very comfortable and again worn out and old., or the Oakland Coliseum is 50 years old like mom! Good thing she looks better! The food was just baseball ball food — nothing exciting. We had a great game and made the best of it! Not very many people in attendance, so there were no lines for food, bathrooms, or shopping!James

Christie’s Thoughts

Hopefully, this will be the lowest we go, because it’s hard to find something positive here about The seats are cracked, rusted, and held together by duct tape. The concrete is cracked and rusted and uneven. The bathrooms are old, the food is not good, and the stadium is just tired.Christie


Some snapshots from the game.

  • stadium
  • peeps
  • james
  • field
  • count

Thank you for following along! Stay tuned, next we are heading to Minneapolis, Minnesota to Target Field, on June 16th, 2016. See you after!

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