About Oakland Arena
Oracle Arena is a longtime sports and entertainment venue in Oakland, California. The now-aging arena was built in 1966 and underwent major renovations in 1997. Aside from the year it was undergoing renovations, Oracle Arena served as the primary home of the Golden State Warriors from 1971 to 2019. Though the Warriors will move into a new arena for the 2019-20 season, Oracle Arena will remain a venue for concerts through at least 2020.
Best Places to Sit at Oracle Arena
Floor seating is typically the way to go for Oracle Arena concerts, especially if you want to be close to the action. That being said, seats on Riser 1, 2, 13, and 14 can be equally close to the stage, albeit from a side angle and a slightly elevated angle. Meanwhile, Riser 7, 8, 106, and 107 are the best sections for a straight-ahead view of the stage, even if you will be a little further away from the performer.
For Oracle Arena sporting events, the Courtside Club is the best place, as you will be just a few feet from the action and be privy to many club-only benefits. Both the Mezzanine and Sideline Club will also keep you close to the action and give you all the benefits of club seating. Short of spending big on club seats, sections 101, 114, 115, and 128 will give you the best view of the entire court, especially if you are further back in the section to help give you a full view of the court.
Tips for Visiting Oracle Arena
Unlike many modern stadiums, Oracle Arena isn’t located in a downtown area, so there's not much to do nearby before or after an event. Parking, while ample, can also be quite expensive. To save on parking, many people take BART to and from Oracle Arena. It’s roughly a 10-minute walk from the station to the arena, but it's a budget-friendly option for visitors, especially since you probably won’t be doing anything in the area before or after the game.
Food to Try at Oracle Arena
While there aren't any high-end restaurants near the arena, there are plenty of great food options to enjoy at Oracle Arena events. If you like pizza, Oracle Arena has some "elevated" options, including a Sweet Chili Sriracha Chicken Pizza. There’s also a delicious 12-hour brisket available for the carnivores among us, plus two different types of burgers available that offer far more than just meat on a bun, not to mention a bacon-wrapped hot dog.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Oracle Arena located?
Oracle Arena is located in Oakland, California.
What kind of events does Oracle Arena host?
Oracle Arena events are mainly basketball games; however, the arena does host non-sporting events such as concerts from time to time.
Which team is playing at Oracle Arena?
Oracle Arena was home to the Golden State Warriors until 2019 when the Chase Center opened in downtown San Francisco.
Where can I park for free at Oracle Arena?
The Oracle Arena has an official parking lot for all sporting events and concerts, however, it’ll cost you $40. We recommend avoiding driving altogether and jumping on the BART which will drop you off right by the arena.
What is the seating capacity of Oracle Arena?
Oracle Arena events can seat up to 19,596 fans.
Who owns Oracle Arena?
Oracle Arena is owned by Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority.
How do I get to Oracle Arena using public transport?
There are a number of public transit options available if you wish to arrive at an Oracle Arena event quickly and easily. You can catch the BART or jump on the AmTrak or even the AC Transit which will all drop you off less than a 5 minutes walk from the arena.