Oakland Coliseum

Paul Benton Institutional & Civic

Oakland, California Built in 1965, this facility is a venue for an unusual combination of events: professional athletics, entertainment and trade shows. It is home to major-league baseball, football (seating 53,000), basketball, and ice hockey teams (seating 15,000). The circular indoor arena can be opened to link with an 80,000 square foot, below-grade exhibit hall, the roof of which forms a major plaza at the central parking level. The poured-in-place, pre-cast and post-tensioned concrete structures are together considered a regional landmark of the Bay Area. James Alcorn was senior designer under Charles Bassett, FAIA, at SOM in San Francisco. Awards 25 Year Award, AIA California Council AIA East Bay Award of Excellence, AISC