Crumbling Oakland Coliseum Was Once State-Of-The-Art

Crumbling Oakland Coliseum Was Once State-Of-The-Art
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THAT WAS OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL MEMBER NOEL GALLO: TELLING ME ABOUT THE MONEY — AND OPTIMISM — BUILDING BEHIND A LAST- MINUTE PUSH TO SAVE THE RAIDERS. IT’S AN EFFORT LED BY FORMER HALL OF FAMER RONNIE LOTT — AIMED AT RAISING ENOUGH PRIVATE MONEY TO REPLACE THE OAKLAND COLISEUM… A BUILDING THAT QUIETLY TURNED 50 BACK IN SEPTEMBER. THESE DAYS: ALL WE HEAR ABOUT IS HOW OUTDATED THE COLISEUM AND ORACLE ARENA HAVE BECOME. BUT AS KPIX 5’S WILSON WALKER SHOWS US: THEY WERE NOT ONLY CUTTING-EDGE IN THEIR DAY.. THEY WERE AN ABSOLUTE STEAL.

100 thoughts on “Crumbling Oakland Coliseum Was Once State-Of-The-Art

  1. The stadium was basically built round. This probably was a mistake. No professional team sport in the U.S. plays on a field that is round, thus leaving many spectators far from the field edges.

  2. I don't understand why do college school remodel their stadiums and why the pros can't remodel their stadiums instead of bankrupt in the city

  3. Does it really matter? The Raiders are leaving again…this time for good? Vegas or Oakland…gee, I think I’ll choose Vegas. It’s not like Oakland is a draw anymore…not that it really ever was.

  4. 50 years is a pretty good run. The Texas Rangers have a great stadium barely 25 years old and they are already building a new one!!!??!! Feel bad for Raiders fans, the NFL does not care about them, same for St Louis and San Diego.

  5. I see nothing wrong with Network Associates Coliseum. Looks in good condition to me!! I don't like the fact the Raiders are leaving Oakland

  6. Most of these 1960's and 1970's multi-sport stadiums were pretty crappy buildings to watch a game in, but each one has some history made inside it. When we tear them down we unfortunately throw away our connection to that history. Places like Lambeau Field and the LA Coliseum have real history and heritage attached to them. I think it is worth something to have a home field with that kind of deep tradition and history connected to it. We lose that connection to the past with disposable stadiums.

  7. Oakland and Shit Francisco are shitholes! When you have over 500lbs of shit and 200 dirty heroin needles in a escalator your city is shithole. Or finding 50lb bags of shit on the street like Oakland and Shit Francisco. Libturdism destroys cities.

  8. Can someone explain to me why they designed the center field stands/football stands so high and never use the seats? They're always covered with the tarp for baseball and football. why?

  9. Not one mention of all those historical Day On The Green’s?!?
    Led Zeppelin, The Stones, AC/DC,Aerosmith, Van Halen, just about every band worth a damn in the 70’s & early 80’s played at the Coliseum!
    Even if you weren’t actually there you could hear the music for miles around! Sitting in the quiet Oakland hills while U2 played was priceless, literally!!

  10. It has nothing to do with the tech and everything to do with maintenance.

    Lambeau Field is doing great in a significantly worse climate. It's 61 years old and up to date. It's all about putting the proper money into the stadium from the owners standpoint. The people own the Packers, so go figure.

  11. as long as people continue to pay the ridiculous amount of money to attend just one game of the major sports, then the cycle will continue. Players get paid hundreds of millions for 5-10 yrs service, how does any owner pay for that?? Not out of pocket, it's YOU, the ticket buyer that lets it continue. Where/when does it end, I don't know. I can only say that I can't afford a Knicks game or $10 water.

  12. It's sad to see the Bay Area become a cesspool of democratic socialist party bullshit and having grown up there and being a season ticket holder with my father in the 70s I look forward to the Vegas Raiders.

  13. LOL. Like everything else in California, they take the money, but never use it for what they say they would. It's a money pit. No wonder the Raiders left again. The new stadium in Las Vegas looks terrific. No surprise, everyone is leaving California.

  14. now the players will have a new stadium to kneel for the anthem and disrespect the patriotic fans who pay their outrageous salaries

  15. Had the Coliseum been better maintained perhaps it wold not have become the armpit that it has. Dodger Stadium is several years older, and that is still considered to be a gem. Rather than junking the Coliseum why don't the two teams work on coming up with a proposal to renovate? That would cost much less. Lastly, personal opinion, why don't they start with getting rid of that upper deck where they can't sell the seats and have them covered with that tarp that screams to the world that they can't sell those seats. That would be a good place to start in my opinion.

  16. I actually thought that watching football games from the right area of the field was a great experience, especially on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Many stadiums today give you a worse experience than the TV does. That’s just my opinion. Looks like the Astrodome will out-stand the Oakland Colosseum. They were completed at the same time, maybe a few months apart.

  17. Green Bay rebuilds the stadium around the historic Lambeau Field . The fans wouldn’t let them move it! It’s a fun stadium to be in.

  18. The Oakland Coliseum is not crumbling. I don't see concrete falling on the ground when I go there. I don't see chips taken out of the building. I don't see concrete dust raining. The Coliseum is a nice stadium. What a fucking stupid title.

  19. Owners drained Oakland dry. Now it's Las Vegas's turn to be drained to support the corporate welfare for these billionaires and their millionaire players.

  20. Always surprised me that local government gets involved in building sports stadiums for their teams. Seriously it’s unamerican if a team can’t afford to build its own stadium it doesn’t deserve to exist… 92 professional soccer clubs here in the uk.. all with stadiums built and paid for by the teams…

  21. 0:56 "50 Years ago, this place was an absolute gem"
    Proceeds to ignore, this huge parking lot surrounding the facility.
    Everything that's wrong with America's land use and urban sprawl is in this frame.
    No one walks to the stadium. No one lives near it. Built for 8 games a year. The rest of the time, the stadium and the parking lot sit there….a complete waste of space within the urban fabric.

  22. Back in 1977 I was lucky enough to see what was called back then day on the green and the concert that day was Lynyrd Skynyrd the original Lynyrd Skynyrd before they have the plane crash Outlaws Carlos Santana and Peter Frampton all on the same bill and I think we probably paid five bucks to go in it'll be ashamed to see that place get torn down great memories

  23. It "was" cutting edge 30 years ago, today it is a joke, the true laughing stock of the professional sports world…..

  24. Saw a few games. especially A's. But I also went to Day on the Green by Bill Grahm presents. "Monster of Rock" 5-6 bands for like 12 bucks back in the late 70s and early 80s. Great Memories. I wonder what they'll do to the Collusium and to the Oricle. Prime real estate near 880/80. It will be missed. I guess the Oricle Stadium next to it will also be going bye bye. 🙁 great concerts, and 2 Warrior games I went to in the mid 70s)

  25. Ah, yes, the vagaries of billionaire capitalists and their endless games. How much more can they ruin before we fall into complete civil chaos?

  26. Keep the “Raiders” name in Oakland. Las Vegas Raiders sounds stupid just like when the Baltimore Colts left Baltimore. Indianapolis Colts sounds stupid. Baltimore Ravens sounds even more stupid. They should have kept the Colts name in Baltimore.

  27. Raiders are moving to Vegas in 2020, Warriors are moving to San Francisco in 2019, and A’s are planning to move to a new stadium at Oakland’s Jack London Square in 2023.
    That’s a triple blow to the Coliseum/Oracle complex. 😂

  28. Now, as of February 23rd 2019, it looks like the Traiders will be playing in the Mausoleum for one more season possibly two.

  29. It’s a shithole and needs to be demolished, it smells like crap inside as well! Bet they don’t talk about that

  30. Horrible stadium, horrible fans, horrible neighborhood. And attending the venue as a KC Chiefs fan was a horrible experience.

  31. Going with the ever decreasing attention span of Americans (millennials?) the sports "experience" is now one of constant activity somewhere in the stadium. The days of a person actually going to a baseball or football game to WATCH the game died out with the jumbotron. Most new stadiums seem to be using Buffalo Wild Wings as their business model

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