Oracle Arena

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The Oracle (originally Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, formally The Arena in Oakland and Oakland Arena and commonly Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oracle Arena, The New Arena and The O) is an indoor arena, in Oakland, California, located in the Coliseum Industrial area. It was originally constructed as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena in 1966.

Among the current NBA venues in the state of California (Staples Center in Los Angeles - 18,997, and Sacramento's Power Balance Pavilion - 17,317), it has the largest seating capacity, holding 19,596 spectators. It is also the oldest facility still in use by the NBA.

History

Franchises to call the arena home

The arena has been home to the Golden State Warriors since 1971, excepting the one-year hiatus while undergoing renovations. 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 Coliseum's first tenants were the California Seals of the Western Hockey League, who moved there from the Cow Palace in anticipation of their transfer to the National Hockey League. The Coliseum continued to host the Seals until they moved to Cleveland after the 1975–76 NHL season. The...
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