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A’s Will Limit Stadium Capacity To Smallest In Majors

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Oakland, CA — The Oakland Athletics will be cutting back on the number of seats available for sale in the Coliseum.

In an attempt to make what team president Michael Crowley calls a “more intimate ballpark atmosphere,” the team will no longer sell tickets to the top deck of the stadium.

Closing off the upper deck will reduce the stadium´s capacity to a little more than 34,000 next year, down from a capacity of 44,000.

The A´s are hoping that the smaller capacity will increase demand and lead to fans buying more tickets in advance.

The A´s total attendance last year of a little more than 2.1 million people ranked eighth in the American League.