The Oakland A’s are deep in their quest for a new stadium, but in the meantime they continue to make improvements to their current house. On Thursday, they announced five new premium seating options that will be found in various areas of the Coliseum in 2019.
In the past couple years, we’ve seen the A’s make a real effort to improve the fan experience at their park. They rolled out features such as The Treehouse in the LF bleachers, Shibe Park Tavern and its bold new food menu, and Championship Plaza with all its food trucks and other amenities. In addition, they revolutionized the entire concept of season tickets with their A’s Access plan, while experimenting with all kinds of other promotions including a Free Game last season.
Now there are five more additions coming. Here’s the list, followed by details and artists renderings.
- Hero Deck (RF terrace, Sections 101-102)
- Lounge Seats (Section 113)
- Coppola Theater Boxes (Sections 116-118)
- The Terrace (Section 121)
- Oak Landing (LF terrace, Sections 131-133)
What’s more, team COO Chris Giles says there will be even more announcements to come about further Coliseum improvements, so this is just the beginning. Check out his recent Q&A with Ben Ross of NBCS, as well as the video clip below.
New premium seating options and hospitality areas are coming to the Coliseum in 2019. We’re excited to update our ballpark with the comfort and enjoyment fans deserve. https://t.co/V6MzBXbQXB pic.twitter.com/Jk9ArkLhzh— Oakland Athletics ⚾️ (@Athletics) November 8, 2018
Here’s a closer look at each of the five new features, starting in the RF corner and moving around the plate and into the LF corner. All info and photos are from the team’s press release. If you need a reminder of where the various sections are located, click here to see the stadium seating chart.
Location: Sections 101-102, next to RF foul pole
The A’s are also renovating two hospitality areas at the Coliseum. The right field terrace, which will be redesigned into the “Hero Deck,” will feature two-, three-, and four-person terrace tables at Sections 101-102.
Location: Section 113, roughly behind visitor’s dugout
The Lounge Seats in Section 113 will include 32 pairs of living room-style seats, offering a plush, modern experience on the first base line.
Coppola Theater Boxes
Location: Sections 116-118, behind home plate
The Coppola Theater Boxes will bring the wine wonderland experience of Francis Ford Coppola Winery, anchored in Sonoma County, to the Coliseum. The four four-person boxes and four six-person boxes will be located in Sections 116-118.
Location: Section 121, roughly behind home dugout
The Terrace will include a series of terraced half-moon tables at Section 121, offering fans the opportunity to enjoy dinner, drinks, and the A’s game in a social atmosphere behind the home dugout. The area will feature 18 four-person tables.
Location: Sections 131-133, next to LF foul pole
The A’s are also renovating two hospitality areas at the Coliseum. ... The left field terrace will become “Oak Landing,” featuring drink rails at Sections 131-133.
Stay tuned to find out what else the A’s have in store for the Coliseum this winter!