Monday, March 30 - Monday, April 6

(Oakland, CA) The Oakland Athletics Baseball Club, Visit Oakland, the City of Oakland, and Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce will lead off Oakland As Spirit Week on Monday, March 30 to celebrate the start of the regular season. The celebration will last all week until Monday, April 6, which is the Opening Night for As at the Coliseum vs. the Texas Rangers. During this citywide celebration, fans are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing As apparel or green and gold all week. Other Oakland As Spirit Week initiatives include:
  • AC Transit bus headers to read Go As on all buses
  • An As flag to fly atop Oakland City Hall
  • An As flag to fly atop the historic Tribune Tower
  • Hotel frontline staff to wear Oakland As hats
  • Oakland As sunglasses and schedules available at Visit Oakland Visitor Center
  • Oakland As Opening Night on Monday, April 6 at Coliseum vs. the Texas Rangers
In addition, Play Ball 5K, an inaugural run hosted by Corrigan Sports in partnership with the Oakland As Community Fund, will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 9 a.m. at Coliseum. Follow As Spirit Week on social media using #GreenCollar. ABOUT VISIT OAKLAND: Visit Oakland is a non-profit organization marketing Oakland, California as a travel destination. Visit Oakland offers a wide variety of complimentary services and materials for travelers interested in visiting Oakland. For more information, see our website at Want to share the Oakland love with the world? Join the 17,000 people who #OaklandLoveIt on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. CONTACT: Kim Bardakian Visit Oakland Director of PR & Community Relations (510) 839-0529 | Frances Wong VisitOakland PR&CommunityRelationsManager (510) 208-0561 | Zak Basch Oakland Athletics Media Relations & Broadcasting Coordinator (510) 563-2236 |