Why have the A’s NOT taken off the tarps in the upper deck and sold those seats to fans?

Do the A’s have anything to gain by not selling those seats?

Is there a hidden motivation for not taking down the tarp?

Do you agree with their decision not to take down the tarp?

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  1. chris

    not removing the tarps for the playoffs is just another way for the current A’s owners to slap the A’s fans and the city of Oakland in the face. If ever there was a precedent for a sports league to make a rule to force an owner to sell their team when they deprive fans from going to playoff games this is it.

    October 10th, 2012 7:15 am

  2. Steve

    I agree with Chris, A’s ownership could be the worst in baseball and possibly sports. But the reality is who’s going to buy the A’s, especially without any guarantee of a new baseball only stadium? Currently a very exciting team but a bad investment.

    October 10th, 2012 9:34 am

  3. Mark M


    They didn’t sell out game 4 til yesterday afternoon. It’s a simple demand issue. If they knew for certain that every seat would be sold, I’m sure they’d take them down. But the demand isn’t definitely there and they are taking no chances with a walk up crowd. How embarrassing would it be to open up all seats and have the upper deck half full in a playoff game?

    October 10th, 2012 9:48 am

  4. Fritz Q "Pepe" Newman Jr, PhD

    I think Mark M is right — it’s the embarrassment factor. They don’t want a repeat of game 5 of the 2002 ALDS against the Twins, when, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, only 32,000 people came out.

    October 10th, 2012 10:51 am

  5. stretch

    I was planning on going to game 3 on Tuesday. However, when I looked online to buy tickets last Friday the only remaining tickets were either SRO or $55 plaza level tickets. I could hardly expect my 5 and 7 year old boys to survive SRO and I wasn’t going to pay over $200 for just the tickets. Opening the third deck would have made many more lower price tickets available for a family like mine. I’m sure we weren’t the only ones in this situation.

    October 10th, 2012 12:05 pm

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