October 5, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; General view of grounds crew members changing the field from baseball to football after game two of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game for Sunday

Sewage problems affecting Athletics ballpark again


Some grounds crews are having to scramble to get snow and ice off of the fields in certain parts of the country. In Oakland, California, there’s a whole different kind of mess.

Perhaps it’s not so different to the Oakland Athletics. Last year, sewage problems forced both the home team Athletics and visiting Seattle Mariners to vacate their clubhouses in the middle of their post game showers. The issue once again brought to light the problem that is O.Co Coliseum as Billy Beane and company strive to get the A’s a new stadium to play in.

This year, those same sewage problems resurfaced. Susan Slusser tweeted out the problem on Saturday afternoon, and ESPN reports that Oakland coaches had to vacate their offices due to clogged pipes. While the stadium is expected to be ready for Opening Day, there are no doubts that the Coliseum, built in the late 1960s is not always in prime playing condition.

The A’s open their season against the Cleveland Indians on Monday, March 31st at 10:05 EST.

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