Play Ball: Oakland A's vs. Seattle Mariners

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer baseball games bring to mind footlong hotdogs slathered with mustard, relish & ketchup, frosty beer, buttery popcorn, salty pretzels, and boxes of cracker jacks. These days, many stadiums offer a lot more than that. Indeed, Eater SF recently wrote an article on What to Eat at the Coliseum!

The Coliseum’s Three Standouts

kinders.jpgKinder’s BBQ: The Famous Ball Tip sandwich here is a crowd pleaser with it’s juicy slices of barbecued sirloin dressed in Kinder’s smoky BBQ sauce -- a sauce that has won numerous awards just for being delicious, and was raved about by the NY Times food critic Peter Meehan. [Field Level]

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Ribs and Things: Fans make a beeline for this BBQ stand every season for their tender pork ribs and moist tri-tip with tangy BBQ sauce. This pit-stop is often regarded as the only place worth eating at in the stadium. [Field Level]

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Saag’s Club Level: Polish, sweet Italian, atomic hot, linguisa or a bratwurst. The sausage options are many here -- all of them best-topped with a generous heap of grilled onions and green peppers. Saag's fare is far better than the stadium’s other underwhelming dogs. [Plaza Level]

 

FIELD LEVEL

  • Burger Shack: Cheeseburgers, french fries and Texas grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Cheese Steak/Fish-n-Chips: A selection of cheese steak sandwiches, fried fish and french fries.
  • Chicken and Fries: A place to find your standard fried chicken tenders.
  • Ice Cream: A selection of ice cream bars and sandwiches.
  • Red’s All Star Smoke House: BBQ Brisket, pork and chicken.
  • Rosa’s Fresh Mexican Grill: Here they serve burritos, as well as the burrito bowl. Jumbo margaritas available to drink.
  • The Field Irish Pub: An inside bar (with a TV so you don’t miss the game) with beer on tap and corned beef sandwiches.

 

PLAZA LEVEL

  • Westside Club Bar & Restaurant: A sit-down restaurant serving buffalo wings, sliders, and prime rib.
  • Deli 215: A safe bet is the hummus dip with whole wheat flatbread. They also serve salad with grilled shrimp, grilled chicken sandwiches and thin crust pepperoni pizzas.

Carissa, our hostess with the mostest, can get us discount tickets ($18) through her employer. There's no RSVP limit and guests are welcome. Play Ball!

********************* UPDATE *****************

Paypal has been activated. Please update your RSVP and pay $21.50 via PAYPAL. Price Breakdown: $18 per field level ticket, $2 convenience fee per ticket, $.92 paypal fee, and $4.25 handling fee (split evenly). No Refunds/Exchanges will be offered for this event.

On the day of the event, we'll meet at the entrance to the stadium at 3:30. This will give us plenty of time to settle in our seats before the singing of the national anthem and the first pitch. You're welcome to bring outside food and drinks in plastic containers, but you must abide by the Oakland A's carry-in policy (see below). If you're late and you miss us, call or text me on my phone,[masked]-7665.

Oakland Athletics Carry-in Items: All bags must be no larger than 16" x 16" x 8". All bags, including backpacks and purses, are subject to search. No cans, weapons, glass containers or alcohol are allowed into the Coliseum at any time. Diaper bags are permitted in regardless of size, for guests accompanied by their babies. Strollers must be small enough to keep out of walkways and aisles or be checked into the Security Office behind section 125 or in First Aid behind section 109. All guests 2 years and up are required to have a ticket to enter the Coliseum.

 

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  • Jacy

    Tee, thanks! We had a blast. After all the walking we didn't make it to racetrack today. I hope to see you all soon Hi all, have an amazing sunday & week. The sweet potato pie was very good. A shocker! Lets go giants! Lol.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Tee

    Would have been a perfect game if not for the sudden chilly weather and the fact that the A's lost (boo!). The food was surprisingly good (imported beer & microbrews, garlic fries, Bbq at Ribs n Things), and the company made it so much fun. Thanks to all the new members who came out (Jacy and her mom, Shamekia & Georgina). Great seeing so many familiar faces. Next up, the SF Giants!

    4 · June 16, 2013

  • Carissa

    Great game, great eats, and great group! Thanks Tee for a fun evening!

    2 · June 15, 2013

  • dina o.

    Next time we will all hang out in the sun together!

    4 · June 15, 2013

    • Jacy

      Sf giants soon!!!! In d SUN!

      1 · June 15, 2013

  • Nancy

    Tee, thanks for your hard work to make the event possible! I also appreciate all who shared their knowledge of baseball with me. Most importantly, however, the Tri-Tip BBQ meal (with potatoe salad and bread) was DELICIOUS! YUMeeeeeeeeee.....

    5 · June 15, 2013

  • Jacy

    They are losing but an awesome group of folks.

    3 · June 15, 2013

  • Shamekia

    I had fun. It was nice meeting everyone and I'm looking forward to the Giant's game!

    3 · June 15, 2013

  • Dameda

    Im here right by will call if anyone else is here? wearing a black sweater and jeans.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Jacy

    Ok, see you there! I hope to be there by 330pm. ps. thanks for heads up about jacket.

    June 15, 2013

  • Tee

    I strongly recommend taking BART to the game. The Coliseum stop lets you off at the stadium door. Please arrive by 3:30 to pick up your ticket. I'll head in at 3:55 to get to my seat in time for the anthem. If you arrive later than that, text me.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Tee

    Don't forget to bring a sweater or jacket for later when the sun goes down and it gets chilly.

    2 · June 15, 2013

  • beth b

    Meeting at "the entrance to the stadium" is too vague/ confusing, I'm afraid. Can you be more specific?

    1 · June 13, 2013

    • Tee

      We will meet at the stadium entrance when you cross the bridge from BART. It's the only entrance from BART. It's also where the WILL CALL & BOX OFFICE are located. Do you know where that is?

      1 · June 13, 2013

    • beth b

      That's much better, and Yes I do know! It's just the Coliseum is a BIG place, lol Thx Tee

      1 · June 13, 2013

  • dina o.

    Let's Go Oakland!! Can't wait!

    3 · June 12, 2013

    • Tee

      Dina, I'm so glad you guys could make it. You're confirmed. Thanks!

      2 · June 12, 2013

  • Jacy

    Its a wrap...Im so there!!!!

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Tee

      You're confirmed Jacy.

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • Precious

    Hey Tee, I just bought my ticket but I am still in the waitlist. Did I miss something?

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Tee

      You're confirmed for YES. Has your screen updated after refreshing from PayPal?

      June 3, 2013

  • Tee

    The PayPal button will appear when you update your RSVP.

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • beth b

      I remember the process being a little tricky. I think it takes a few steps before you see 'paypal' or 'pay now' or something.

      1 · June 3, 2013

    • Tee

      This happens b/c PayPal needs to know how much to charge you based on how many people are included in you RSVP.

      June 3, 2013

  • Tee

    Anybody else planning to join us? If so, please pre-pay for your ticket pronto!

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Jeni

      where's the paypal button?? did you turn it off? I can pay today and sorry for spacing this weekend!

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • beth b

    Yes, a question! Lol
    What do you mean 'update RSVP'? If we are a Yes, what is there to do?

    May 25, 2013

    • Tee

      Hey Beth. I'm going to move everyone from the YES list to the WAIT LIST. Then I'm going to turn on the Paypal function. At that point, everyone will need to PRE-PAY for their ticket before they can be moved to the YES list.

      1 · May 28, 2013

  • Tee

    Okay kids, I'm buying the tickets tomorrow (Sat). Please update your RSVPs accordingly. Shortly thereafter, I'll enable Paypal and move everyone to the waiting list. Once you've paid, you'll be moved back to the YES list. Let me know if you have any questions!

    May 24, 2013

  • Jacy

    Awesome! I would love to try a baseball game & piggyout! Sounds like "fun"

    May 21, 2013

  • Jeni

    Fun!!

    1 · April 16, 2013

    • Tee

      I know, right? Bring friends . . . !

      April 16, 2013

    • Jeni

      That's the plan!

      1 · April 16, 2013

  • beth b

    I don't think of the Coliseum as a Gastronomer's paradise, but I love my A's and this sounds fun.
    Thanks, Carissa and Tee!

    1 · April 16, 2013

    • Tee

      Gotta keep an open mind in this group, Beth. I've been to ball games across the country and been pleasantly surprised by how stadium food has evolved from basic fare to gourmet eats. I can't think of a better way to judge for ourselves than to check out our local ballparks!

      4 · April 16, 2013

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