The Oakland A’s will make history on Saturday night when hosting nearly 57,000 fans, which will be the largest crowd to ever amasse at the Oakland Coliseum. It will also be the largest single-game crowd for any MLB contest this season, besting the 53,904 fans who showed up for a June 26 game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs at Dodgers Stadium.
In order to reach the near-57,000 mark, the A’s will open up Mount Davis for the first time in 13 years, allowing for an additional 8,190 fans.
The exact attendance is expected to be 56,782, which is slightly more than the 55,989 fans who attended a game against the San Francisco Giants in June of 2004.
Walk-up tickets for the Saturday night game will not be available.
With the old school feel of the Oakland Coliseum and a battle between the Bay Area rivals, the atmosphere should be electric and legendary.