The Oracle Arena is counted amongst the loudest arenas in the NBA and is often designated as the "Roaracle" due to the high decibel levels during the Warriors games.
An American Rock band "Grateful Dead" has played a total of 66 concerts at this venue.
Oracle Arena is an indoor sports arena, located in Oakland, California, United States. It serves as the home venue of the Golden State Warriors, a top club, in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The arena was opened in 1966 and is considered as the oldest one in the NBA. From its opening till 1996, it was used to be known as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena. In 1997, a major renovation was done after which the arena was renamed as "The Arena in Oakland". The arena is often referred as the Oakland Coliseum Arena as it is situated just adjacent to the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. The Oracle Arena can accommodate 19,596 spectators for basketball events and 17,200 for ice hockey matches.
From 1993 to 1995, the Arena hosted the matches played by the Bay Bombers, Golden Bay Earthquakes of the original MISL, and the Oakland Skates (a professional roller hockey team).
The arena has seen record attendances in many events. A few were when the arena hosted the Warrior-Celtics game on 20th February 2008 (20,711 attendance) and during the Warriors-Denver Nuggets game held on 10th April 2008 (20,737 attendance).
The arena served as the home to Oakland Oaks (a charter member of the new ABA) from 1967 to 1969.
Western Hockey League’s California Seals were the first tenants of this Stadium.
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