INFO The Oracle Arena was originally constructed as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena - which also includes the outdoor stadium O.co Coliseum - and was built in 1966 for $25 million. The arena’s first-ever tenants were... ... read more
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The Oracle Arena was originally constructed as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena - which also includes the outdoor stadium O.co Coliseum - and was built in 1966 for $25 million. The arena’s first-ever tenants were the California Seals – an old Western Hockey League team - and the Golden State Warriors have played games at the Oracle Arena since 1971.
In 1996, it was decided that because the Oracle was one of the smallest arenas in the league, offering up a little over 15,000 seats, it was time for a serious renovation. While many contingencies were pushing for a newly-built structure - perhaps even in San Jose or San Francisco - it was decided that the $121 million renovation would simply build new seating within the old footprint.
Currently, the Oracle Arena has a seating capacity of 19,596 adoring fans and spectators. It is also still considered the oldest NBA arena still in use. The West Regional 2006 NCAA Men’s Division Basketball Tournament was held at Oracle Arena as well as the 2000 NBA All-Star Game.
Concerts at The Oracle Arena have included a 1970 performance by Credence Clearwater Revival, which was filmed and released as the album called “The Concert”. The Grateful Dead also recorded their 1992 album, Dick’s Pick’s Volume 27 at the Oracle as well as a Duran Duran film in 1984.