Nov 6, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; General view of O.co Coliseum before the game between the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Potential A’s Playoff Game Could Result in Schedule Change for Raiders


One of many downsides of sharing a stadium with another pro team is that the schedules may overlap, and issues pop up.

That may be the case this October if the Oakland Athletics make the playoffs. The Oakland Raiders are scheduled to play the San Diego Chargers on October 6, but that also happens to be an off day between Games 2 and 3 of the ALDS.

According to a report by Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, the procedure to change the stadium from football back to baseball will not be able to be completed in that period of time.

Thus, the only solution would be to conveniently have the Raiders and Chargers switch home games. Oakland is scheduled to travel to San Diego to play the Chargers on Dec. 22, so it would be logical to have that game be played at the Coliseum and turn Oct. 6 into a road game for the Silver and Black.

Of course, this is all contingent on the A’s advancing to the ALDS, which is a strong possibility given that they are currently first place in the AL West and would likely make it to the postseason as a Wild Card team anyway if they finish second in their division.

The O.co Coliseum, built in 1966 and in desperate need of renovations, is the only stadium in the country to serve as a full-time home to both an MLB and NFL team.

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