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  • Tunnel from the field...the Raiders/A's use the door to the right. I don't have a picture of the other side.
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    • Originally posted by bnbusser View Post
      The Raiders locker rooms were redone when they moved back from LA.

      Frank Youell field was built as their temporary home in 1962. It was named for a local undertaker. Built on the east end of Laney College, it was located at E. 8th street and 5th Ave. It was demolished in 69 and is now a parking lot for Laney College.
      I did not realize the Raiders bounced around a lot in the early years:


      When the University of California refused to let the Raiders play home games at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, they chose Kezar Stadium in San Francisco as their home field. The team's first regular season home game was played on September 11, 1960, a 37–22 loss to the Houston Oilers.
      The Raiders were allowed to move to Candlestick Park for the final three home games of the 1960 season after gaining the approval of San Francisco's Recreation and Park Commission, marking the first time that professional football would be played at the new stadium
      After splitting the previous home season between Kezar and Candlestick, the Raiders moved exclusively to Candlestick Park in 1961.
      Valley threatened to move the Raiders out of the area unless a stadium was built in Oakland, but in 1962 the Raiders moved into 18,000-seat Frank Youell Field (later expanded to 22,000 seats), their first home in Oakland.

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      • I am going to be photographing the A's clubhouse and the visitors clubhouse at the Coliseum in mid April. I will be adding the Oakland Coliseum to my website. I will try and get the Raiders locker room shot as well. The Coliseum is unique in that photographers stand behind home plate and to the left or right to shoot. They usually stand in the walkway that leads to the tunnels to the visitors and A's clubhouses. One more thing about the original home of the Raiders... Frank Youell field... it was a rickety wooden structure... hardly major league, but then again, this was the early 60's and it was probably thrown together in about a month! The trouble with Kezar... there is and was never ANY parking... traffic was horrific... no muni or bart anywhere close. The city ran buses to the games, but the location of Kezar (in Golden Gate park) and its closeness to Haight Ashbury, led to parking and traffic nightmares...
        Here is my photo set on Kezar... then and now. I was lucky to see Kezar in 88, just before the earthquake made it unsafe... http://ballparks.phanfare.com/5174931
        It is 9:46 p.m.

        Vin Scully with the call: Two and 2 to Harvey Kuenn, one strike away. Sandy into his windup, here's the pitch.....

        Swung on and missed, a perfect game!!

        check out my personal ballpark photography site
        www.ballparks.phanfare.com

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        • Originally posted by bnbusser View Post
          I am going to be photographing the A's clubhouse and the visitors clubhouse at the Coliseum in mid April. I will be adding the Oakland Coliseum to my website. I will try and get the Raiders locker room shot as well. The Coliseum is unique in that photographers stand behind home plate and to the left or right to shoot. They usually stand in the walkway that leads to the tunnels to the visitors and A's clubhouses. One more thing about the original home of the Raiders... Frank Youell field... it was a rickety wooden structure... hardly major league, but then again, this was the early 60's and it was probably thrown together in about a month! The trouble with Kezar... there is and was never ANY parking... traffic was horrific... no muni or bart anywhere close. The city ran buses to the games, but the location of Kezar (in Golden Gate park) and its closeness to Haight Ashbury, led to parking and traffic nightmares...
          Here is my photo set on Kezar... then and now. I was lucky to see Kezar in 88, just before the earthquake made it unsafe... http://ballparks.phanfare.com/5174931
          The watermarks are a bit much. (Especially on the ones gathered from the internet.)

          I appreciate your desire to protect your work but... c'mon.

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          • Originally posted by bnbusser View Post
            Here is my photo set on Kezar... then and now. I was lucky to see Kezar in 88, just before the earthquake made it unsafe...
            Very nice. Thanks for sharing those. I'm glad that some of the building was preserved so one can still get a feel for what it once was.

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            • Originally posted by JohnCropp View Post
              The watermarks are a bit much. (Especially on the ones gathered from the internet.)

              I appreciate your desire to protect your work but... c'mon.
              This. It borders on the obnoxious.

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              • There's an N-Judah trolley stop two blocks from Kezar. Lots of people took that to the game.

                Kezar worked if you lived in San Francisco. Take the trolley or bus and go to a local cubbyhole like the Kezar Club or Johnny Murio's Trophy Room after the game to have a drink, talk over John Brodie's 80 yard touchdown pass and 3 interceptions, and then saunter home.

                That didn't work if you lived in Marin or Burlingame and drove your station wagon to the game. Kezar was a victim of suburbanization as much as it was a victim of the fact the place was falling apart.

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                • Originally posted by DarkAudit View Post
                  This. It borders on the obnoxious.
                  Not to mention that I'm sure Google Earth and Sports Illustrated would be interested to see that Bob Busser has copyrighted photos from their websites.

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                  • The New York Times has an article summarizing the Athletics stadium controversy:

                    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/sp...pagewanted=all
                    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                    • Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                      The New York Times has an article summarizing the Athletics stadium controversy:

                      http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/sp...pagewanted=all
                      "Meanwhile, the A’s wait, playing in what is now the fourth-oldest ballpark in the majors and the only one that hosts another team in another sport (the Raiders)."

                      I guess that is because the Blue Jays share a stadium with two teams in another sport!

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                      • Originally posted by JohnCropp View Post
                        "Meanwhile, the A’s wait, playing in what is now the fourth-oldest ballpark in the majors and the only one that hosts another team in another sport (the Raiders)."

                        I guess that is because the Blue Jays share a stadium with two teams in another sport!
                        Journalism aint what it used to be....
                        I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                        - Walt Whitman

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                        • this can illuminate what was mentioned above...
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                          the turd in the punchbowl
                          reality really sucks.
                          enjoy the game more...

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                          • http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/79...bud-selig-says

                            "It depends where they'd be. They could be all over the world, for that matter," Selig said. "They need approval. We have to go through an approval process. It just depends on where they're moving to."

                            Selig established a committee to examine the situation in March 2009 but appears reluctant to impose a decision on either team.

                            Wolff, a California real estate developer, has said he does not plan to sell the team and has no regrets in buying the franchise despite the rundown Oakland Coliseum.

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                            • Do the A's have a site in Oakland ready to use if they can't move?

                              If not, they should just temporarily move to AT&T Park (or wherever) and tear down the damn Coliseum. Build a new park on that site.

                              The Raiders are probably going to share the new 49ers stadium, so it's not like they'll be hurting for a place to play.
                              It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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                              • Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                                Do the A's have a site in Oakland ready to use if they can't move?

                                If not, they should just temporarily move to AT&T Park (or wherever) and tear down the damn Coliseum. Build a new park on that site.

                                The Raiders are probably going to share the new 49ers stadium, so it's not like they'll be hurting for a place to play.
                                no, the a's (as in a daze) are not interested in any sites in oakland, locations (mostly bad) have been brought up by politicians etc...

                                using the gi-ants mallpark is not as simple as "...they should just...", there's scheduling conflicts, field surface wear and tear and why would the gi-ants want to give their poor neighbors a way to possibly become a real financial threat?
                                they haven't shown the willingness to make that happen up to now.
                                the a's are stuck, they waited for a gift mallpark and it's not gonna happen the way the want (on the cheap) meanwhile the gi-ants got the job done

                                don't assume that the raiders will want to be tenants of the 9'ers either.
                                the turd in the punchbowl
                                reality really sucks.
                                enjoy the game more...

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