In celebration of their 50th anniversary in Oakland, the Oakland A’s will offer fans a free game on April 17, 2018, when they host the Chicago White Sox. That April 17 matchup will come exactly 50 years after the A’s first game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
This year marks the A’s 50th anniversary in Oakland, as the franchise relocated from Kansas City prior to the 1968 season. The A’s have played at the Coliseum throughout their time in Oakland, debuting there on April 17, 1968. In honor of that anniversary, the A’s will provide free admission to fans for their April 17, 2018 contest at the Coliseum.
“We are extremely excited to offer this gift to the city as we celebrate 50 years in Oakland,” A’s president Dave Kaval said in a statement. “The entire 2018 season will be a celebration of the A’s rich history, and offering the first free MLB game is another unique way for us to celebrate our team and wonderful fans.”
Those who are currently A’s season ticket members will not have to go through a sign-up process to receive their tickets, as admission to the game will automatically be added to their accounts. All other fans can sign-up to receive tickets to the game beginning on January 10, and more information on the process can be found here.