The Oakland Athletics will celebrate the start of their 50th season in Oakland by hosting a number of fan and community events, giveaways and special appearances during the Oakland A's Spirit Week, Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31. The week will culminate with Opening Night on Monday, April 3 when the A's play host to the Los Angeles Angels at 7:05 p.m. at the Oakland Coliseum. Follow the Oakland A's Spirit Week on social media using #RootedinOakland.
Flag Raising at Oakland City Hall
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, A's mascot Stomper and A's fans will raise the Oakland A's flag above Oakland City Hall.
A's Mural Unveiling
19th Street and Webster, Oakland
A's fans are invited to join the team for a special unveiling of a new A's mural on the side of the PG&E building at 19th Street and Webster. The A's commissioned the mural from the Illuminaries, Oakland-based street muralists. The unveiling will include giveaways and music from 6 - 8 p.m. and a special 3D video projection on the mural at 8 p.m. Fans can also join the A's at Bar 355 (355 19th Street) from 6 - 8 p.m. for a special Budweiser happy hour featuring the new A's Budweiser Elephant team can.
Elementary School Visit
A's alumni Bip Roberts and Shooty Babitt, along with Terry Butler aka Mr. Community, will host a Youth Sports Nation "Play Ball" student assembly. The program will combine music, sports and community.
Peet's Coffee on the A's
Peet's Coffee, 1111 Broadway, Oakland
Stop by the Peet's Coffee at 1111 Broadway in Oakland to enjoy a free coffee of choice on the A's. The event will also include giveaways and a visit from Stomper and the Herd.
A's #RootedInOakland BART Takeover
A's fans can join Stomper, the Herd and members of the team's front office for a BART Takeover to the Bay Bridge game. Fans are invited to meet the A's on the Coliseum plaza (between the Coliseum and Oracle Arena) from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. to ride to the game with the A's and then walk together along Embarcadero to AT&T Park, filling the streets with A's chants and excitement. All A's fans with a ticket to that night's game who join the team at the Coliseum will receive a free roundtrip BART pass until supplies last.
A's #RootedInOakland Social Media Pop Ups
Fans can follow the A's on Twitter and Facebook for location announcements for secret events and prize giveaways.
Cap Trade-In Program
Fans can trade in a San Francisco Giants cap for a new Green and Gold A's cap at all public Spirit Week events, including the April 1 Bay Bridge game at the Coliseum. The cap trade is adjustable for adjustable, fitted for fitted.
Cap Trade-In Program
10:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Trade in your Giants cap before the A's game on April 1! You can trade in your cap any time from when the ballpark gates open until noon, in Championship Plaza near the planter box on the north side.