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  • #46
    Originally posted by HollandsComet View Post
    I'm also curious if there's any thought of renovating the Coliseum after the A's get their own ballpark. It would make sense to tear down the bulk of the stadium and put in a matching second "Mt. Davis" on the home plate side of the field.
    It would probably force the Raiders to play at another venue for at least one season, a la the Bears spending 2002 in Champaign while Soldier Field was rebuilt. Knowing Al Davis, he'd move the team back to Los Angeles for that year, only to stay there after selling out the Rose Bowl or Memorial Coliseum for every game. Such a renovation to Oakland Coliseum should happen at some point, but to be safe, the city should wait until the old man croaks to do it.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Transplanted Fan View Post
      It would probably force the Raiders to play at another venue for at least one season, a la the Bears spending 2002 in Champaign while Soldier Field was rebuilt. Knowing Al Davis, he'd move the team back to Los Angeles for that year, only to stay there after selling out the Rose Bowl or Memorial Coliseum for every game. Such a renovation to Oakland Coliseum should happen at some point, but to be safe, the city should wait until the old man croaks to do it.
      Yeah there clearly is a difference between playing in a small college venue in a small city like the bears did compared to moving into a huge football stadium in a much bigger city for a year. The new stadium the raiders get would have to be amazing to get the raiders to leave and come back.

      Also as much as we hate bad baseball views, I couldn't imagine watching a football game at a baseball stadium. I think I am just too used to watching bucs play in a football only stadium to have to suffer to having a bad seat.
      The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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      • #48
        I asked this in another thread, but I'll ask here since it's specific to this topic as well. Football/Baseball Stadiums had seats that retract, slide on a rail, etc... Where do the seats that make up all of Mt. Davis come from? If there are pictures of that process, that would be neat to see.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by JT7 View Post
          I asked this in another thread, but I'll ask here since it's specific to this topic as well. Football/Baseball Stadiums had seats that retract, slide on a rail, etc... Where do the seats that make up all of Mt. Davis come from? If there are pictures of that process, that would be neat to see.
          There is a huge amount of space where the green "wall" is in dead center, it looks like that would be the ideal place to put them during the baseball season- possible that is where they are retracted and stored?
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          • #50
            Originally posted by Sean Ryan View Post
            Ehh, this place is going to be a beaut.
            Wow.

            That's unspeakably cool.

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            • #51
              The tarps don't fool anyone, and only serve to make the A's and MLB look weak.

              The seats may be awful for baseball, but price them at $5 or so and watch them fill up.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by efin98 View Post
                There is a huge amount of space where the green "wall" is in dead center, it looks like that would be the ideal place to put them during the baseball season- possible that is where they are retracted and stored?
                The extra bleacher seating for the Raiders is folded up and pushed back through the wall, out the coliseum and rest in the parking lot.

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                • #53
                  Oakland Coliseum/McAfee Coliseum Photo Thread

                  Ok The Only Other Photo Thread I Found On Baseball Fever For Oakland Coliseum is This one:
                  http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=75379
                  It's Called:
                  Any Pictures of Oakland Coliseum outfield before Mt. Davis?

                  Well Here's A Thread For Photos Of All Years of Photos of Oakland Coliseum/McAfee Coliseum, And It Does Not Matter Whether it's photos of Baseball at the Coliseum or Football.
                  Have Fun Posting!

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                  • #54
                    Here are some more photos of Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum before the Renovation in 1996
                    from 1966-1976
                    Attached Files

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                    • #55
                      Here are some more photos of Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum before the Renovation in 1996
                      from 1976-1988
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                      • #56
                        Here are some more photos of Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum before the Renovation in 1996
                        from 1988-1995
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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Sean Ryan View Post
                          Those bleacher seats look like a fun place to be sitting during a bay area earthquake.

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                          • #58
                            Here are some more photos of Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum after the Renovation in 1996
                            from 1996-1997
                            Attached Files

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by PeteU View Post
                              Milwaukee County Stadium as Cleveland Stadium was somewhat believable.


                              On the other hand, Oriole Park at Camden Yards as Cleveland Stadium was absolutely ludicirous. The movie came out I believe in late 1993 after Cleveland Stadium had closed--I'm wondering why they just didn't pretend it was Jacobs Field, which would have made a little more sense.

                              I've noticed a couple of movies where Dodger Stadium stood in for Anaheim Stadium. The Naked Gun, for example.

                              All things considered, I think they did a decent job in 61* turning Tiger Stadium into Yankee Stadium, albiet with some CGI help.
                              I'm pretty sure in Major League 2 they acknowledged that they were moving into a new stadium. They were pretending it was Jacobs Field but it was in the final stages of completion, and they needed a stadium that most closely resembled it.

                              One stadium stand in I always found interesting was using New Comiskey Park as Dodger Stadium in "Rookie of the Year"
                              "Obviously, no one wants to fail. But who's to say that failure's not a good thing masked in the wisdom that you can't see at that point? I just try to look at the positive." - Khalil Greene

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                              • #60
                                A's memories

                                Where was this thread hid? Brings back incredible memories, thanks to all those who have posted photos and talked about the ole OAC. As a kid, I probably went to more A's games than I even did the Giants, strickly because it was only 17 miles from where i lived in Benicia (and lets face it, they were winning world series!), compared to 35 miles down I-80 thru the city to Candlestick. I have NEVER attended any game since they built that monstrocity in the outfield . . . and i can't say i never will, cause I intend to do just that next year ;-) The old open ballpark was so fabulous, green "ice plant" grew along the small hill around the bleachers. And the smells . . . I have never smelled those wonderful cooking smells at OAC . . . anywhere! I sure wish I had been in to picture taking back then . . . my friends and I used to wait outside the players locker room after games (little circular parking lot, does anyone have a photo? or perhaps an aerial?) and talk and get autographs . . . and i'm talking in the championship years. All were cool . . .Bando, Rudi, Campy, Epstien, Holtzman, Bluemoon, and ole Catfish Hunter was a kick in the seat. My friend once stuck his arm and scorecard inside his Monte Carlo as he prepared to leave for an autograph . . ole Catfish rolled his window up catching his arm then backed all the way through the parking lot, laughing his ass off (me too) Think that could or would happen today????? No Way Jose! . ..the only butthole was Mr. October . . . Always shunned giving autographs to us obnoxious kids . . .(and I don't want to hear of you bleeding hearts writing me back and saying he was "probably just tired" or "had a rough day" . . . bull . . .he was a grade A Arsehole, and thats the long & short of it)

                                Ah to have those days back . . . thanks to whomever dug this thread out of the back of the closet!

                                Digger
                                Last edited by DiggerODell; 06-06-2009, 06:15 PM.

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