How to Watch A’s Batting Practice at Oakland Coliseum [RingCentral]


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Coming to the stadium early to catch batting practice gives fans an opportunity to see players up close and personal. Some players may use this time to sign autographs and take photos with fans. But what about Oakland Athletics games at Oakland’s RingCentral Coliseum? Can you watch batting practice at Oakland Coliseum?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Oakland Coliseum, although it’s worth noting that batting practice begins prior to the stadium gates opening, so fans will only be able to see part of batting practice. The official time that Oakland A’s batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly two and a half hours before game time. Typically, batting practice lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

The Oakland A’s will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

RingCentral Oakland Coliseum gates usually open 60 minutes prior to game time for games Monday through Thursday, and 90 minutes prior to game time for games Friday through Sunday (source). This means that Oakland A’s batting practice will often be concluded by the time stadium gates open, and the road team will be on the field for their portion of batting practice.

Because gates open 90 minutes prior to game time for game Friday through Sunday, these weekend games will give fans more time to watch batting practice at Oakland Coliseum, even if it is the road team’s portion of batting practice. These gate opening times are subject to change, so reaching out to the A’s customer service department to verify gate times before you leave is important.

Although batting practice is usually held, it is worth noting that there can be occasional exceptions due to weather or other circumstances. Batting practice time is at the manager’s discretion, but as I mentioned earlier, most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

***Sportsfanfocus.com has no affiliation with the Oakland Athletics or MLB. This article is to serve as a helpful resource for fans trying to attend Oakland Coliseum. For all official information, we encourage you to contact the A’s directly. This is where you can view the contact information for the Oakland A’s (parking info).

Oakland A’s Batting Practice Time

Can You Watch Batting Practice at Oakland Coliseum?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at RingCentral Oakland Coliseum. As we discussed above, the official time that Oakland Athletics batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly 2.5 hours before game time.

The Oakland A’s will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but batting practice usually lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

As we discussed earlier, RingCentral Oakland Coliseum gates usually open 60 minutes prior to game time for games Monday through Thursday, and 90 minutes prior to game time for games Friday through Sunday. This means that Oakland A’s batting practice will often be concluded by the time stadium gates open, and the road team will be on the field for their portion of batting practice.

Because gates open 90 minutes prior to game time for game Friday through Sunday, these weekend games will give fans more time to watch batting practice at Oakland Coliseum, even if it is the road team’s portion of batting practice. These gate opening times are subject to change, so reaching out to the A’s customer service department to verify gate times before you leave is important.

The main takeaway is that even though, yes, fans are allowed to enter the stadium early to watch batting practice at Oakland Coliseum, because the gates only open 60 or 90 minutes prior to first pitch, the Oakland A’s will often be done with batting practice by the time fans can enter the stadium. The road team will likely be on the field taking their portion of batting practice.

What Time do Gates Open for Batting Practice?

As we discussed above, RingCentral Oakland Coliseum gates usually open 60 minutes prior to game time for games Monday through Thursday, and 90 minutes prior to game time for games Friday through Sunday. It is worth noting that gate times are always subject to change, but most teams stick to normal gate times as much as possible.

After the Athletics complete their portion of batting practice, the road team will take the field and hold batting practice. For more information on stadium gates, visit our Oakland Coliseum Gate & Parking Guide.

Do You Need a Ticket for Batting Practice?

You will, of course, need a game ticket to be able to enter Oakland Coliseum and watch batting practice, but you don’t need an additional ticket to be able to watch batting practice.

If you need tickets for an upcoming Oakland Athletics game, you can read more by visiting our article that discusses buying tickets at Oakland Coliseum.


Other Things to do Besides Watching Batting Practice at Oakland Coliseum

If you are looking for other activities at or near Oakland’s RingCentral Coliseum to do before going to the game, there are a few options you may want to check out.

  • The Treehouse: A place for fans to enjoy the game and connect. The 10,000 square foot area is located right above the left-field bleachers, and it features unique areas for fans to enjoy. The Bulliet Bar is home to a TV wall, pool, foosball, and ping pong tables. The Don Julio Deck features a redwood patio deck with bar and lounge seating. Every Friday night, a DJ is featured in the Treehouse. 
  • A’s Stomping Ground: A soon-to-be-open new lounge area, this area provides a place for families and kids of all ages to enjoy a baseball game. The inside section of A’s Stomping Ground will have a video wall for interactive events. The outside area is set to include elephant structures, play areas, and an AstroTurf grassy area for children and families to watch the game.
  • Championship Plaza Food Trucks: Located between the Coliseum and the Arena on the west side of the ballpark, fans can pick up food from gourmet trucks. Championship Plaza features beer stands, music, games, and a large video screen. It provides fans an area to eat and gather just before games. The food trucks come from the Bay Area’s favorite group “Food Truck Mafia.” This will be a fun option before the game if you choose not to watch batting practice at Oakland Coliseum.

You can also visit the Oakland A’s team store if you are interested in buying an Oakland A’s Jersey or other type of fan apparel prior to the start of the game. The team store is located near Gate D stadium entrance.

Oakland Athletics Contact Info

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Any information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness, meaning much of this information is subject to change, and although we do our best to keep these guides updated, we can’t guarantee accuracy at all times. For all official information, we urge you to contact the Oakland Athletics staff. Contact information is below:

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