The Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum Arena

  Administrative  
Address 7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone (510) 569-2121
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  The Facility  
Date Built 1966
Renovated 1997
Ownership
(Management)
City of Oakland
(SMG Facility Management)
Cost of Renovation $121 Million
Arena Financing City and County Bonds
Former Name(s) The Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum Arena (1966-1997)
New Arena in Oakland(1997-)
Oakland Arena (-2006)
Architects HNTB
  Other Facts  
Tenants Golden State Warriors
(NBA) 1971-Present
Former Tenants California Golden Seals
(NHL) 1967-1968
Oakland Seals
(NHL) 1967-1970
California Seals
(NHL) 1970-1976
Oakland Skates (RHI)
California Golden Bears (NCAA)
Population Base 5,600,000
On Site Parking 9,600
Nearest Airport Oakland International
(2 Miles)
Retired Numbers #14 Tom Meschery
#16 Al Attles
#24 Rick Barry
#42 Nate Thurmond
Championships 1st

1956
2nd

1975
  Seating  
Basketball 15,025
Hockey 13,061
Luxury Suites None
Club Seats None
  Attendance History  
1999-00 509,172 65% 51.6%
1998-99 335,837 70% -32.9%
1997-98 500,286 64% -19.6%
1996-97 621,844 86% 0.9%
1995-96 616,025 100% 0.0%
1994-95 616,025 100% 0.0%
1993-94 616,025 100% 0.0%
1992-93 616,025 100% 0.0%
 
1996-97 - Attendance for the San Jose Arena, San Jose.
1998-99 - Attendance for 25 games due to NBA lockout.

Sources: Mediaventures

Perhaps unbeknownst to many NBA fans, the Golden State Warriors are a hot item in the Bay Area. All their games since 1989 have been sellouts. While such popularity often is reserved for a championship caliber team, the Warriors have not won a title since 1975, making them a local phenomenon and their tickets sales all the more noteworthy.

Although the Warriors generate a lot of enthusiasm selling tickets, the same does not always hold true inside the Arena. With an exciting team that plays an uptempo, fast-paced game, one might expect the fans to get energized more than they do. When they do get involved, the arena can be an exciting place. The noise seems to be amplified by the building's small size and good acoustics. But then, all too often, the cheering stops and the squeak of sneakers echoes through the house.

The Arena - located in the same complex that contains the Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum, home of the A's and Raiders - opened in 1966. Only five NBA arenas are older. Depending on your point of view, its age is either a benefit or a drawback. You shouldn't look for a high-tech video screen or fancy luxury boxes, but you can have a great time simply watching NBA basketball, an activity that can seem secondary in many new arenas. With the future in mind, though, the team had discussed moving to a new arena, with San Francisco, San Jose or elsewhere in Oakland or Alameda County a potential site.

As written by The Sports Staff of USA TODAY in "The Complete Four Sport Stadium Guide" for Fodor's Sports

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1952-1962
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1976-1978
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