Ecstatic Oakland fans welcome A's to season's Home Opener

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The A’s were defeated 4-3 by the Chicago White Sox at Monday night's season home opener at the Oakland Coliseum.

The first pitch in the four-game homestand against Chicago was at 7:05 p.m. where a sold-out crowd of about 35,000 ecstatic A's fans were wearing the team's colors of green and California Gold. 

Sonny Gray was set to make his third consecutive opening day start, but he came down with food poisoning. Rich Hill will replace him.

Despite the loss, that didn't stop fans from coming out to the ballpark on a picture-perfect day. KTVU was there to bring you a glimpse of the festivities. 


If you're headed to the game, here's what to expect:

Getting to the game

Parking at the Coliseum will open at noon, with the gates opening at 5:05 p.m.


View driving directions here, and a parking map here.

Public Transit 

Oakland Coliseum is accessible by BART.

BART takes fans directly to the Coliseum Complex from the BART Station/Coliseum ramp. View the BART schedule here.

Other public transit options include AC Transit which provides bus service to the Coliseum or the Capitol Corridor Train. Fans can receive 25% their Capitol Corridor tickets to A's games with this code for 2015: V621

Home Opener specials

  • Giveaway: Magnetic Schedule, presented by CSN California (32,000 fans)
  • Giveaway: A's Cheer Cards, presented by CSN California
  • Tributes and a moment of silence for Dave Henderson and Tony Phillips
  • First Pitches: Trent and Chase Henderson and Jada Phillips
  • Travis Air Force Base, the 22nd Airlift Squadron and the C-5M Super Galaxy flyover
  • National Anthem & God Bless America: Jeffrey Osborne
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120
  • Sonny Siders special ticket section