A’s make smart play untarping Mt. Davis for the 1st time in 13 years

In effort to set record, club will sell tickets to Saturday’s game with Giants for $10

Karl Buscheck
July 16, 2018 - 10:57 am

For the first time in 13 years, the Oakland A’s are opening Mt. Davis. Fans will be able to purchase tickets to the seating section for Saturday’s meeting with the Giants as the team attempts to make history.

“By opening Mount Davis we have the chance to set the Athletics all-time attendance record at the Coliseum,”president Dave Kaval said in a statement. “I invite the Green and Gold faithful to come out and join us as we aim to beat our cross-town rivals, again, and ultimately take the Bay Bridge Series.”

Tickets for the game, which begins at 6:05 pm, are $10. The Mt. Davis seats will be available only for Saturday’s game. Chris Giles, the A’s COO, foreshadowed the move on Sunday night.

With Mt. Davis open (8,190 seats), the A’s will push the total capacity to 56.782, giving the club the chance to break the previous attendance record (55,989). That mark was set on June 26, 2004 against the Giants.

The seats aren't great. The A's admit in their pres release that spectators "do not have a full view of the deepest areas of the outfield," but the promotion provides fans with a bargain entreance into the event of the week. 

Oh, and there will be no shortage of affordable food. Fans seated in Mt. Davis will have access to $2 hot dogs, nachos, peanuts, bottled water and soda. Beer will be normally priced.

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