- Address: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 55,000
- Opened: 18 September 1966
- Main use: Baseball
- Tenants: Oakland Athletics (baseball)
Extra stadium info – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
The construction costs of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which is used for various events, were $25 million. It hosted its first-ever football match for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2009. The national football team of the United Mexican States, commonly known as Mexico, won the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup after beating the United States. The Mexicans played one CONCACAF Gold Cup match at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in 2009. They won the game against the national football team of Nicaragua. Luis Miguel Noriega Orozco and Pablo Edson Barrera Acosta both scored for the United Mexican States in that continental championship game.
Home games at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Multiple sports clubs and former sports clubs used the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for home games. The Oakland Clippers and the Oakland Stompers, two former football clubs, are among those clubs. They both played domestic top-flight football league matches at the venue. The San Jose Earthquakes also played domestic top-flight football league games at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. They won their first two MLS Cup titles in the 2000s. The Major League Baseball side Oakland Athletics use the stadium named Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for home games. The Athletics played their first match at the venue in 1968.
Michael Lewis and Moneyball
A book of Michael Lewis chronicles the 2002 Oakland Athletics season, in which the Athletics became American League West champions. It is focussed on William Beane’s approach to managing the Oakland Athletics under significant financial constraints compared with most Major League Baseball clubs. In 2011, Columbia Pictures released a movie named Moneyball. It is based on Lewis’ book. The world famous actor William Bradley Pitt played the role of Beane.