Oakland Coliseum Arena

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Former Location, presently known as Oracle Arena.

Poster For Oakland Stadium

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In 1966, the city of Oakland constructed Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for two reasons: a place for the Oakland Raiders to play and also in an effort to lure MLB baseball to Oakland. In 1968, the Kansas City Athletics became the Oakland Athletics and began play at the new stadium.


The first ever musical performers here were The Righteous Brothers in 1966 when they were at the height of their fame. In 1969 Bill Graham brought The Rolling Stones here to play. Elvis Performed here in 1970. Genesis sold out the coliseum for six nights which is still a record.

Led Zeppelin performed their last ever U.S. performances here in 1977.

Oakland Coliseum Arena and Stadium
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland CA 94621