If you wanted to watch the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants square off at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, you better already have tickets.
The A's announced that tickets for Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants are completely sold out. You may want to get there early, too, as Saturday's crowd will be the single largest for a baseball game in the Coliseum's five-decade history, and the biggest of the 2018 MLB season, according to the A's projections.
Tonight’s Oakland A’s game is sold out. Attendance is projected to be the largest A’s game in Oakland Coliseum history. Tonight will be the largest single-game crowd in @MLB this season. Walk-up tickets will not be available for tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/PIablPAb1r— Oakland A's (@Athletics) July 21, 2018
The A's decided to open up Mount Davis for the first time in 13 years, freeing up just over 8000 more seats. With the tarps gone, the Coliseum's total capacity is 56,782 fans.
It's been a lucrative weekend for the A's. Friday's 5-1 loss to the Giants marked the first sellout of the season, and the largest paid attendance for an A's game at the Coliseum since Aug. 13, 2005, according to the team.
The Coliseum's single-game baseball attendance record was set on June 26, 2004 in a game against the Giants. 55,989 fans watched the A's walk off the Giants in the 10th inning.