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Oakland Athletics Schedule 2021: Ticketing Info & Tips to Attend a Game

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by Jill Loeffler  •

  1. Updated April 6, 2021

The Oakland Athletics schedule for 2021 includes games from April through September. Each month, they play almost a dozen baseball games at home. 

Here are just a few of the new rules for this season:

  • No tailgating is allowed.
  • Face masks are required unless you are eating or drinking.
  • They will have cashless concessions only. If you want food or drinks, you will order them on your phone using the MLB Ballpark app. They will then deliver the food to your seat, so you can keep watching the game as they make your order! 
  • Each group will be in pods of two or four. If you have only three people in your group, you will need to buy four tickets for your pod. 
  • You do not need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter. However, they will be taking temperature checks. Anyone with a fever of 100 or higher will not be allowed to enter. 

It's always fun watching the A's play at the Oakland Coliseum, just across the bay from San Francisco. Each year, they host other American League teams such as the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees, and the Los Angeles Angels.

The A's will allow fans starting with opening day. They will allow for 26% capacity or about 12,000 fans per game.

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Are you ready to see them in action? Read on for everything you need to know about attending a home game in Oakland!

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2021 Oakland Athletics Schedule at Home 

April 2021

The Oakland A's have 15 home games in April 2021. Capacity for these games are around 12,000 or a 20% capacity at this point.

Los Angeles Dodgers (3 game series): Find tickets for this series

  • Monday, April 5 at 6:40 pm
  • Tuesday, April 6 at 6:40 pm
  • Wednesday, April 7 at 12:37 pm

Detroit Tigers (4 home game series): Find tickets for this series

  • Thursday, April 15 at 6:40 pm
  • Friday, April 16 at 6:40 pm
  • Saturday, April 17 at 1:07 pm
  • Sunday, April 18 at 1:07 pm

Minnesota Twins (3 game series): Find tickets for this series

  • Monday, April 19 at 6:40 pm
  • Tuesday, April 20 at 6:40 pm
  • Wednesday, April 21 at 12:37 pm

Baltimore Orioles (3 game series): Find tickets for this series

  • Friday, April 30 at 6:40 pm
  • Saturday, May 1 at 1:07 pm
  • Sunday, May 2 at 1:07 pm

May 2021

The Oakland Athletics schedule includes 19 home games in May 2021.

Baltimore Orioles (3 game series): Find tickets for this series

  • Friday, April 30 at 6:40 pm
  • Saturday, May 1 at 1:07 pm
  • Sunday, May 2 at 1:07 pm

Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series)

  • Monday, May 3 at 6:40 pm
  • Tuesday, May 4 at 6:40 pm
  • Wednesday, May 5 at 6:40 pm
  • Thursday, May 6 at 12:37 pm

Tampa Bay Rays (3 game series)

  • Friday, May 7 at 6:40 pm
  • Saturday, May 8 at 1:07 pm
  • Sunday, May 9 at 1:07 pm

Houston Astros (3 game series)

  • Tuesday, May 18 at 6:40 pm
  • Wednesday, May 19 at 6:40 pm
  • Thursday, May 20 at 12:37 pm

Seattle Mariners (3 game series)

  • Monday, May 24 at 6:40 pm
  • Tuesday, May 25 at 6:40 pm
  • Wednesday, May 26 at 12:37 pm

Los Angeles Angels (4 game series)

  • Thursday, May 27 at 6:40 pm
  • Friday, May 28 at 6:40 pm
  • Saturday, May 29 at 1:07 pm
  • Sunday, May 30 at 1:07 pm

June 2021

The Oakland Athletics schedule includes 11 home games in June 2021.

Arizona Diamondbacks (2 game series)

  • Tuesday, June 8 at 6:40 pm
  • Wednesday, June 9 at 12:37 pm

Kansas City Royals (4 game series)

  • Thursday, June 10 at 6:40 pm
  • Friday, June 11 at 6:40 pm
  • Saturday, June 12 at 1:07 pm
  • Sunday, June 13 at 1:07 pm

Los Angeles Angels (3 game series)

  • Monday, June 14 at 6:40 pm
  • Tuesday, June 15 at 6:40 pm
  • Wednesday, June 16 at 12:37 pm

Texas Rangers (3 game series)

  • Tuesday, June 29 at 6:40 pm
  • Wednesday, June 30 at 6:40 pm
  • Thursday, July 1 at 12:37 pm

July 2021

The Oakland Athletics schedule includes 9 home games in July.

Texas Rangers (game 3 of a 3 game series)

  • Thursday, July 1 at 12:37 pm

Boston Red Sox (3 game series)

  • Friday, July 2 at 6:40 pm
  • Saturday, July 3 at 4:15 pm
  • Sunday, July 4 at 1:07

Cleveland Indians (3 game series)

  • Friday, July 16 at 6:40 pm
  • Saturday, July 17 at 1:07 pm
  • Sunday, July 18 at 1:07 pm

Los Angeles Angels (2 game series)

  • Monday, July 19 at 6:40 pm
  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:37 pm

Los Angeles Angels (4 game series)

  • Thursday, July 29 at 6:38 pm
  • Friday, July 30 at 6:38 pm
  • Saturday, July 31 at 1:05 pm
  • Sunday, August 1st at 1:07 pm

Oakland A's Discounted Tickets

Going to a game is fun, but it's even more fun when you can pick up your tickets at a discount!

Goldstar: You will find tickets at up to 50% off on Goldstar. The seats they typically offer are in the upper rows, but it's a great way to save on a game. Click here to find tickets at up to 50% off on Goldstar.

Oakland Athletics Seating Chart

Athletics Seating Chart*Seating chart courtesy of MLB.com

Tips to Get to the Oakland Coliseum

It's easy to get to the Oakland Coliseum using BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, which is the local train that runs below ground in San Francisco, through a long tunnel to the East Bay, and above ground in surrounding cities. Taking BART is the cheapest and easiest way to get here since traffic can be terrible around the stadium and parking is expensive.

Three BART lines stop at the Oakland Coliseum (just across the street from the stadium). The colors mentioned below next to the routes indicate the color of the line on the BART map. At the station, the signs for the trains are not color coded, so double-check the name of your train's destination when you board to ensure you are on the right one.

  • San Francisco/Daly City to Fremont (Green Line): This line will take you directly from downtown San Francisco to the Oakland Coliseum stop. 
  • San Francisco to Dublin/Pleasanton (Blue Line): This line also takes you from downtown San Francisco directly to the Oakland Coliseum stop.
  • Richmond to Fremont (Orange Line): This line runs only in the East Bay. It runs from the town of Richmond (north of Oakland) to Fremont (south of Oakland). This is the train you would look for when coming to the game from Berkeley, Oakland, or Fremont.

You can pick up your tickets to the train at any station. Each station will tell you the exact amount to get from that station to the Oakland Coliseum. I recommend purchasing a round-trip ticket because the lines to get tickets are long after the games, and if you have enough credit on your card, you can skip that step and just board the train to go back.

More Game Day Tips

If the Oakland Athletics schedule offers you a chance to catch a game during your visit to the SF Bay Area, it is worth the trip across the bay to see them play. You will have an amazing time. Here are a few more game day tips.

What to Wear to the Games

The weather over in Oakland is a little warmer than in San Francisco. However, I still recommend that you come prepared for cooler temperatures after the sun goes down.

At night, the temperature will dip down into the 50s, especially in April and May. The warmest evenings are in August and September, when the temperatures are in the upper 50s. 

Food & Drinks Inside the Park

You will find a wide variety of food options within the park. You can watch the game with a traditional hot dog and beer, or pick up some sliders and nachos.

Some of my favorite places to grab food in the stadium are The Q Barbeque (Section 137) and Sliders (Section 23). You will find several maps of all the places to eat once you step into the ballpark.

Race Around the Bases

During Sunday home games, all kids 14 and under are invited onto the field to run the bases. The A's mascot, Stomper, will be there to cheer them on!

Brief History About the Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics came to the Bay Area in 1968. The team started in Philadelphia (1901-1954), moved to Kansas City (1955-1967), and then made their way to Oakland.

They are currently in the American League's West Division.

Since their arrival in 1968, they have brought home four World Series Championships. They won in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1989. They also have 16 West Division Titles.

The Athletics' win in the 1989 World Series was against local rival SF Giants, and was one of the most memorable moments in Bay Area history. Just a few minutes before Game 3 started, a strong 6.9 earthquake shook the area, becoming the first major earthquake in the US to be broadcast live on television. Hence, the Loma Prieta Earthquake is also known as the World Series Earthquake.

Tours of the Oakland Coliseum

If you love ballparks, then check out the tour offered at the Oakland Coliseum. 

This tour takes you to several places within the stadium that are not usually open to the public. You will visit the Press Box, Owner's Suite, Press Conference Room, Dugouts, and Visitor's Clubhouse. Don't forget your camera!

The tours run on certain non-game days from April to the end of July. Only 15 people are allowed on each tour, which lasts for about an hour and a half. 

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