It may be old, and may be smaller than other newer stadiums, but it has its charms and history, having opened in 1966. If you're a Raiders fans, try to find seats in the Black Hole - which includes seats in sections 104-107 and will house some of the craziest, rowdiest fans around. If you're not a Raiders fan, we don't really recommend wearing a jersey for the opposing team at this particular stadium.
Food and Drink:
As for general concessions stands - there's not a lot that's super impressive about the food selections offered. Traditional food like hot dogs and popcorn are found everywhere, but for something different, there's BBQ at sections 104 and 132, and a Deli at section 115 serving up Hot Pastrami and Roast Beef as well as healthy items like Oriental Chicken Salads and Turkey Wraps, You can find some Mexican fare like Burritos and Tacos at 106, 122, and 128, and Seafood like Fish and Chips at 117. Obviously the most variety will be found on the 100 level concourse. Veggie Dogs can be found at section 123.
There are some sit-down areas worth checking out, especially before the game. The West Side Club, located on the Club Concourse is a bar and dining area with nice variety. Another good spot to check out is the The Field Irish Pub near Section 119 which has a great selection of beers and food.
As for drink, there are quite a few micro/imports on draft throughout the stadium. Besides Budweiser and Miller products, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding brews like Kona, Fat Tire, Guinness, Smithwicks, Blue Moon, and Dos Equis.
For these and other concessions, check our stadium map for exact locations.
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The Stadium and Neighborhood:
First off, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum was a perfectly fine name for a stadium. A lot of ballparks are now named after companies that purchase the naming rights and tickets sales have been in decline so it's understandable, and at least it's not Overstock.com Coliseum anymore, but O.co isn't exactly an ideal name. Good news is it might change soon so just wait it out.
Anyway, O.com Coliseum is right off I-880 and is one of the oldest ballparks in the country. As for the neighborhood surrounding the park, it isn't the nicest in Northern California. It's not exactly unsafe, but it does feel a little sketchy, being very industrial. Most fans tailgate and then head straight home after a game so there's not many places to go nearby pre or post game. There is a sports bar located within The Hilton Oakland Airport (found on our exterior map) and they offer a shuttle to the game.
The stadium is easily accessible to the BART, making it the most convenient way to get to the game. Get off at the Coliseum/Oakland Airport stop which is only a short hike from the park.
If you're going to drive, then we recommend using the stadium parking lots. It's around $35 (parking costs half this price for A's game though) and lots open 5 hours before game time. With almost 10,000 parking spots, be prepared to wait while trying to leave after the game is over.
There isn't much street parking available nearby. Some BART stations offer free parking and there are a handful of neighborhoods west of the Coliseum you can park at to take the train in. (Visit www.bart.gov for more info on public transportation)