Oakland Athletics Face Mask
Originally formed in Philadelphia in 1901, A’s (as affectionately called track and field) won five World Series awards between 1910 and 1930 but their fortunes faded. The team moved to Kansas City in 1955, but the move did not create any memorable seasons. A finally settled in Oakland in 1968.
The move to Oakland paid off, and the team won three consecutive world championships in 1972, 1973, and 1974). A won the world championship again more than a decade later, in 1989. also set an American record of One Prize by winning 20 consecutive games in 2002. This winning streak was the subject of movie Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt. Despite this success, A’s hasn’t been in a World Series since 1990.
The team currently plays at the Coliseum O.co, the only US sports facility to host both an MLB and NFL team. The seating capacity for baseball is 35,000.
Oakland Athletics Face Mask
The Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders are a former American Football League team formed in 1960, ten years before merging the AFL-NFL. The team’s first Super Bowl appearance, in 1967, resulted in a loss with the Green Bay Packers.
Under the leadership of John Madden, the Raiders became extremely prominent. During this period the Raiders claimed six division titles and won Super Bowl XI in 1976 and Super Bowl XV in 1980.
1982 saw the Raiders move to Los Angeles, where they won a third of the Super Bowl (XVIII) in 1983. The Raiders returned home to Oakland in 1995 down much noisy from ‘Raider Nation’, nicknamed fans their dedicated facility.
Throughout their history, the Raiders have appeared within the Super Bowl five, in which they won three. They have also topped their division fifteen times and won four AFC titles.
The team is currently playing at Coliseum O.co, a facility they share with Oakland’s A. The seat capacity for football is 63,000.
Golden State Warriors
The warriors were formed in 1946 in Philadelphia, where they won two American Basketball Associations (BAA) championships in 1946-1947 and again in 1955-1956. In 1949, merging with the National Basketball League (NBL) created the existing National Basketball Association (NBA).The team moved to San Francisco in 1962 and was renamed the San Francisco warrior and played their home games at the Cow Palace and the San Francisco Civic Auditorium.
The 1971-72 season saw the team play their home game in Oakland. At this point, they have renamed the Golden State Warriors. They went on to win their single NBA championship in the 1974-1975 season. The Warriors play at Arena Oracle which has a capacity of 19,596 and is the oldest arena currently in use for the NBA.
You may have noticed that these are just professional sports teams in Oakland without using “Oakland” in the name. Our lack of dedication to our city is not just symbolic. In fact, the team’s ownership announced a move back to San Francisco for the 2017-18 season in a new facility. The site will be located on Pier 30 with Embarcadero by the Oakland Bay Bridge. The privately funded sector will sit 17,000 – 19,000 spectators.