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Family Fun with the Oakland A’s

Take me out to the ballgame…That was the tune we were singing the whole drive to Oakland’s Coliseum where we were in for a special evening: the opening game for the Oakland Athletics!

Although my kids have been literally around the world, they’ve never been to a baseball game. I was starting to feel like a bit of a failure as a mother, so when we had the chance to go cheer on the long-time Oakland team, the A’s, we were so excited!

We made sure to arrive early so we could tailgate with the rest of the A’s fans. The kids loved meeting new friends in the parking lot and playing games while we listened to music, ate snacks, and waited for the game to begin.

If you want to enjoy even more pre-game fun, head over to Championship Plaza on the west side of the ballpark. This area has games and a variety of food trucks from the community. Championship Plaza is open every day of the season.

It was Green Friday and the team revealed their new Kelly-green jerseys. We celebrated by sporting our own green-pride and cheering for our team. The Oakland Athletics were celebrating 50 years rooted in Oakland with their 50th-anniversary team. We got to see some real baseball legends honored on the field! The pregame ceremony celebrating the top 50 players in Oakland A’s history. The A’s will be celebrating these players, past championship teams, and historic team moments throughout the season.

The kids loved meeting the Athletic’s mascot, the elephant, Stomper and even got necklaces in all the fun! We loved the fireworks all around the field. They really know how to put on a show!

Before the game began we had to grab some classic baseball game treats. I was amazed at all the concessions available at the stadium, from Chinese food to Hot Dogs. We opted for delicious polish dogs, cotton candy, and of course, cracker jacks!

There is a brand-new area in left field called “The Treehouse,” which has a redwood deck overlooking the field, and indoor and outdoor bars where there is a DJ and giveaways are held. This is open every day of the season. Seriously so many more options than just hot dogs, but, kids will be kids, and my kids LOVE hot dogs!

Then it was time for the game to begin! The fans were out in full force cheering and the energy was palpable. We loved it. We saw some amazing hits and came really close to catching a foul ball. It was an experience to remember!

In the end, our A’s lost, but put up a good fight. We loved supporting our local team and hope to do it again throughout the season!

If you want to cheer on the A’s, you can get tickets at Athletics.com