Oracle Arena – Home Of The Golden State Warriors
he Oracle (originally Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena and commonly Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oracle Arena, The New Arena and The O) is an indoor arena located in the Coliseum Industrial area. It was originally constructed as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena (part of the combined complex that includes the multipurpose outdoor stadium in 1966.
FRANCHISES TO CALL THE ARENA HOME
The arena has been home to the Golden State Warriors since 1971. It had been used by the Warriors intermittently as early as 1966. The California Golden Bears of the Pac-10 played the entire 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons at the arena while their primary home, Harmon Gym, was being renovated into Haas Pavilion. For some years before then, the Bears played occasional games against popular non-conference opponents at the arena.
The arena’s first tenants were the California Seals of the Western Hockey League, who moved across the bay from the Cow Palace in 1966.
The team changed its operating name from San Francisco Seals to California Seals in order to draw fans from both San Francisco and Oakland. The Seals franchise continued to play at the arena after having transferred to the NHL, until the team moved to Cleveland after the 1975–76 NHL season.
The Coliseum also hosted the American Basketball Association’s Oakland Oaks (1967-1969), a charter member of the new ABA in 1967. Regardless of initial success, the team was plagued by poor attendance was sold following their ABA Championship. They were relocated to Washington and became the Washington Caps.
The Bay Bombers (Roller Derby, 1966–1973) as well as the Golden Bay Earthquakes of the original MISL during the 1982-83 season and the Oakland Skates, a professional roller hockey team, all played there from 1993 to 1995.
LOCATION: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621
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