In the '60s, '70s and early '80s, was portable seating placed in front of the existing bleachers for football games? To access that seating, you had to use the stairs that are still present behind the LF and RF walls. Is that correct?
This pic from 2003 shows future Oakland Athletic Kurt Suzuki throwing in front of the old orange seats from the Coliseum at Anchorage's Mulcahy Stadium. In 1998, several hundred seats that were formerly used at the Oakland Coliseum were installed at Mulcahy Stadium's box seats behind the dugouts. Those seats were then replaced in 2004, although there are still around 58 or so seats from Oakland remaining in front of the 3rd base clubhouse building as well as the 5-row grandstand at Kenai, Alaska's Coral Seymour Park.
The A's actually sold out their game vs Baltimore yesterday. Both teams are vying for postseason births. This stadium is a good example why percentage of ballpark capacity is irrelevant. Pay no attention to it ever. All those 41-43k sellouts by the Cleveland Indians in the '90s would have been a lot less impressive if the Tribe were still playing in the "Mistake by the Lake".
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