Oakland Concert TicketsOakland is the third largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is also the busiest port of Northern California and the fifth major port of the country. The land of this area served as the source of timber during the time that San Francisco was built because of the abundance of redwood and hillside oak, thus gaining its name. Its population grew unexpectedly after the San Francisco earthquake as much of San Francisco’s residents relocated there, thus also boosting its infrastructure and residential builds.
Oakland is widely known for its sports enthusiasm, being the home of the MBL Oakland Athletics which won three consecutive World Series titles in the 70s, the NFL Oakland Raiders which has secured three Super Bowl championships through the years and the NBA’s Golden State Warriors which hold the 1974-75 championship title.
The Oracle Arena is the oldest and biggest NBA venue in California with a seating capacity of over 19,000. It was originally built in 1966 as part of a complex that includes the O.co Coliseum. It has been the home of the Golden State Warriors for over 40 years now. Aside from hosting NBA games, the Oracle Arena is also a popular venue for major concert performances and is also home to the Disney on Ice Shows and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
The Fox Theatre in Oakland is another one in the chain of Fox Theatres that opened in the early 1900s. Its unique Middle Eastern architecture makes it one of the distinctive buildings in downtown Oakland. Like most early theatres, it experienced a period of decline and was considered for demolition, but it was saved from being torn down when it was made into a landmark site in 1978, and then listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the following year. The Fox Theatre was re-opened in 2009 after a long period of neglect, and it is now the location of the Oakland School for the Arts. With a seating capacity of 2,800, it hosts many live performances by some notable artists like Bob Dylan, Green Day and Kylie Minogue. Another uniquely designed building in the Art Deco style is the Paramount Theatre, also in the downtown area of Oakland. It used to be the largest theatre in the West Coast when it opened in 1931 with a capacity of 3,476. Paramount has had a tumultuous history of being opened and re-opened mostly due to financial difficulties of its various owners, but one thing has remained about it, and that is its grandeur and opulence that is reminiscent of the glamour of Old Hollywood. It has been listed as a US National Historical Landmark, a California Registered Historical Landmark and is also in the National Register of Historic Places. Its resident companies are the Oakland Ballet and the Oakland East Bay Symphony.