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The Scoop on Tickets

Tickets for all 2008 single games and packages are available through the Raiders.com web site, or at Ticket Master. Tickets for the general public will be available in late July or early August.

Ticket prices are $36 - $161 plus surcharges.

Don't count on scalpers, as it has been reported the police have been seriously cracking down on scalping practices at the games. Scalping of tickets at the game is illegal in California, so be careful.

Raiders.com offers a diagram for single game tickets in relationship to price and location.

There are several handy diagrams available on the web which show the Coliseum location and seating sections:

Hotel/motel Accommodations, Events, etc.

Hilton Garden Inn Oakland/San Leandro. The hotel is 6 miles from the stadium and less than a mile from Ricky's Sports Theatre & Grill. Mention you are with the Raider Boosters sometimes they will offer special rates. The address is 510 Lewelling Boulevard. For reservations call 1-510-346-5533.

The Park Plaza in Oakland offers decent rates. The hotel is 2.2 miles from the Oakland Airport and 3 miles from the Coliseum. The hotel is located at 150 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland CA. 1-510-639-7891.

These hotels are just recommendations. Sometimes better rates can be gotten using other web-based travel aids, e.g., ORBITZ and TRAVELOCITY.

Another good resource for cheap rates on hotels, travel, etc. is Cheap-Hotels-Airline-Tickets.com.  new!

Here is a link with useful listings of local accommodations, entertainment, etc., for Oakland and surrounding areas:

The following article and map, which appeared on the Sports Illustrated (SI.com) site on Oct. 19, 2004, highlights some spots worth seeing in Oakland and the surrounding area:


Local Maps

At either of these sites you can generate maps of Oakland or the surrounding area, then zoom in or out, mark spots, add driving directions, print them out, etc. Both sites request that you register, but it's free and allows you to save your maps for future access.


Local Weather

Click for Oakland, California Forecast


Here are some additional links for checking the Bay Area weather so you'll have a better idea what to wear:


Tailgate Extravaganza

Finally, the event not to be missed before a home game is the Tailgate ExtravaganzaTM, where you can meet in person many of those same fellow Raider fans you've come to know on the Internet. A map on how to find this legendary gathering is available on the Raiders Fans Home Page. You may want to print out the map and bring it with you.


Last updated Friday, June 20, 2008

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