Editors Note: For those unaware, the upper deck of McAfee Coliseum has been tarped off by the A's for the entire 2006 season, the Division Series, and will be for the ALCS games in Oakland.
MLB advises the clubs as to what the gross ticket revenue should be for each playoff round based on their seating capacity. The clubs then scale the house accordingly. That is why you'll see varying ticket prices for each venue.
A’s to Open Third Deck for Potential World Series Home Games
Additional 11,406 Tickets Will Be Made Available to Registered Fans
OAKLAND, Calif. – At the request of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Allan H. “Bud” Selig, A’s Managing Partner Lew Wolff and A’s President Michael Crowley, agreed to make seating available in the third deck for any potential World Series games played at McAfee Coliseum.
The opening of the third deck will create an additional 11,406 seats per game which will be made available to the randomly selected winners from the 125,000 fans who pre-registered to purchase World Series tickets through the team’s website, oaklandathletics.com, from September 28 to October 9. Randomly selected winners will be notified by e-mail with instructions for ordering.
Major League Baseball has priced the tickets at $150.
Since 1968, the Athletics have been involved in postseason play 15 times, winning four World Series titles (1972-74, 1989), six American League pennants (1972-74; 1988-90), 14 AL West Division championships (1971-75; 1981; 1988-90; 1992; 2000; 2002-03; 2006), along with one Wild Card appearance (2001). Only the Atlanta Braves (16) and New York Yankees (15) have won more division championships and only the New York Yankees have won more world championships (6) and league pennants (10) during that span.
From the franchise’s inception in 1901, the Athletics have won 15 American League pennants and nine world championships. Only the Yankees (26) have won more World Series titles.