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MLB Ballpark Rankings: Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics
McAfee Coliseum|Capacity: 48,219|Opened: 1966
OVERALL RANK
23
McAfee Coliseum
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Category Rank (1-30)
5
Affordability
How would you rate the affordability of a trip to your hometown ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
1% 4% 30.7% 40.6% 23.8%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 MLB Rank MLB Average Ticket
$29.20 22.3% 23rd $25.43
Category Rank (1-30)
23
Food
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
5% 17% 48% 23% 7%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
9% 19% 55% 13% 4%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "The chicken strips behind Sec 110 aren't bad, but there's nothing so superior and unique that a trip to the Coliseum is wasted without it. I do like the ice cream cookie sandwiches, though."
  • "Nachos with jalapenos. You gotta have that cheesy burn when watching baseball."
  • "I usually bring my own food, but I like the barbecue counter. They grill it right there, and the sauce is good."
Category Rank (1-30)
20
Team Quality
How would you rate the quality of the product currently being put on the field by the hometown team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
7.1% 28.6% 35.7% 22.4% 6.1%
Which player on your team is the most worth paying to watch?
Rich Harden Eric Chavez Daric Barton Travis Buck Mark Ellis
21.3% 14.9% 12.8% 12.8% 12.8%
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Category Rank (1-30)
23
History & Tradition
How would you rate the sense of tradition and history at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
16.3% 32.7% 25.5% 16.3% 9.2%
Category Rank (1-30)
25
Ballpark Atmosphere
How would you rate the atmosphere at the game?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
5.2% 22.7% 32% 22.7% 17.5%
How would you rate the level of personal comfort when you are sitting in your seat?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
7.2% 19.6% 42.3% 25.8% 5.2%
Category Rank (1-30)
13
Fan Intelligence
How would you rate the "baseball intelligence" of the home fans?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2% 9.2% 28.6% 34.7% 25.5%
Category Rank (1-30)
25
Fan Hospitality
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
8.2% 19.4% 43.9% 22.4% 6.1%
What is the worst incident you've witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself?
  • "Too many people smoking marijuana."
  • "Drunken Raiders fans with nothing to do for the summer except embarrass themselves getting into it with real A's fans."
  • "As an Angels fan, I've had an open packet of ketchup thrown at me. Other than that, people are actually more curious about why I'm an Angels fan."
  • "I saw someone attack a mascot."
  • "Fights and standard abuse, nothing over the top. We're not the Raiders, you know."
Category Rank (1-30)
23
Promotions
How would you rate the quality of the promotions/giveaways offered by the home team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
5.2% 15.5% 39.2% 27.8% 12.4%
What is the best promotion/giveaway your team has offered? What is the worst? What is a promotion you'd like to see?
  • "Napa Valley Wine Day!"
  • "Dennis Eckersley jersey."
  • "No question, the disturbing Frank Thomas mask was the best. Imagine an entire stadium full of Frank Thomases. Spooky!"
Category Rank (1-30)
8
Getting To The Game
How would you rate the traffic to and from the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
10.3% 19.6% 39.2% 21.6% 9.3%
How would you rate the parking availability/cost at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
9.3% 21.6% 43.3% 19.6% 6.2%
How would you rate the public transportation options to and from the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2.1% 3.1% 11.3% 34% 49.5%
Category Rank (1-30)
29
Neighborhood
How would you rate the dining and drinking options within walking distance of the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
67.3% 18.4% 9.2% 4.1% 1%

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