A's to Host Astros for Doubleheader During Upcoming Homestand

The Oakland A's will return home Monday, Sept. 4, for a seven-game homestand against the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros. The A's and Astros will play a straight doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 9 to make up for the April 16 game that was postponed due to rain. The second game of the doubleheader will begin approximately 45 minutes after the first game ends.

During the Astros series (Sept. 8-10), the A's will help raise funds for hurricane relief efforts in Houston. One dollar from every ticket purchased for this series, including previously purchased tickets, will be donated to the American Red Cross. Fans who purchase tickets online will also have the option to donate $10 to relief efforts. Additionally, all proceeds from the 50/50 raffles taking place during the series will be donated to relief efforts in Houston. A's second baseman Jed Lowrie and his wife, Milessa, have also launched a fundraiser for hurricane relief and are challenging A's fans to make a donation at YouCaring.com/lowrie. The Lowrie family has committed to matching the $25,000 goal.

The A's will also host the 19th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day, presented by Sutter Health, during the homestand on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Monday, September 4 | Los Angeles Angels | 1:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:35 a.m.

Parking: 9 a.m.

National Anthem: Marcus Washington

Ceremonial First Pitch: 95.7 The Game representative

LITTLE A's: Local youth and their chaperones from nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to attend an A's game free of charge through the Little A's program. In addition to a game ticket, each child receives a Bank of America souvenir and child-admission pass to the Oakland Zoo. The Little A's program is presented by Bank of America and supported by the Oakland Zoo, Clorox, and Capitol Corridor.

 

Tuesday, September 5 | Los Angeles Angels | 7:05 p.m. 

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Parking: 4 p.m.

CHEVY FREE PARKING TUESDAY: All fans park for free during Free Parking Tuesdays.

CAL NIGHT: Fans who pre-purchase the Cal Night special ticket for the game will receive an exclusive A's Cal Night scarf. To purchase tickets, visit athletics.com/cal.

National Anthem: Cal Straw Hat Band

Ceremonial First Pitch: Cal Baseball Head Coach Mike Neu

 

Wednesday, September 6 | Los Angeles Angels | 12:35 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.

Parking: 9 a.m.

FOOD BANK WEDNESDAY: On select Wednesdays throughout the season, volunteers will be on-site to help collect cans of food and monetary donations before the game to benefit the Alameda County Food Bank. With every five cans donated or $20 contribution, fans will receive two vouchers that are redeemable for a Plaza Level ticket at 50% off for a 2017 A's game. Food Bank Wednesdays is presented by Lagunitas.

National Anthem: Eric Domulot

Ceremonial First Pitch: Bingo Winner

 

Friday, September 8 | Houston Astros | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 5:05 p.m.

Parking: 4 p.m.

NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AUTHENTIC FAN FRIDAY: Every Friday home game, fans in sections 316 - 318, will receive a giveaway, a personalized photo booth card, $6 food or merchandise value, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit athletics.com/authenticfan. 

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

National Anthem: Davidson Middle School

Ceremonial First Pitch: Childhood Cancer Awareness representative

                                                                                                                                           

Saturday, September 9 | Houston Astros | 1:05 p.m. (Doubleheader)

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.

Parking: 9 a.m.

A's FIDGET SPINNER: 10,000 fans will receive an A's fidget spinner. 

DOUBLEHEADER: The A's and Astros will play a straight doubleheader, with the second game making up for the game rained out on April 16. Fans who have not already exchanged their April 16 game ticket can do so at the A's Ticket Services Office. Fans who have a ticket to Saturday's game will be able to watch both games of the doubleheader. Fans will not be required to leave the ballpark between games. Fans who choose to leave after the first game will need another ticket to attend the second game, as the Coliseum is a no-reentry facility. The second game of the doubleheader will begin approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

LITTLE A's: Local youth and their chaperones from nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to attend an A's game free of charge through the Little A's program. In addition to a game ticket, each child receives a Bank of America souvenir and child-admission pass to the Oakland Zoo. The Little A's program is presented by Bank of America and supported by the Oakland Zoo, Clorox, and Capitol Corridor.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

A's COMMUNITY FUND SILENT AUCTION: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the fifth inning.

National Anthem: Piedmont Choirs

Ceremonial First Pitches: Smile Generation representative; 95.7 The Game representative

 

Sunday, September 10 | Houston Astros | 1:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.

Parking: 9 a.m.                                                           

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY: The A's will host their 19th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day, presented by Sutter Health, to raise money for breast cancer awareness, education and research. More than 350 registered breast cancer survivors will receive a pink jersey and participate in a pregame ceremony before the game. Breast Cancer Awareness pins and hats can be purchased at A Gate and at the Championship Plaza.

PINK RIBBON SOCKS: 10,000 fans will receive a pair of pink ribbon socks, presented by Sutter Health.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

A's COMMUNITY FUND SILENT AUCTION: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the fifth inning. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness.

RACE AROUND THE BASES: Race Around the Bases, presented by Sutter Health, invites children 14 years old and younger onto the field after most Sunday day games to run the bases. Each participant will receive an A's Fitness Sluggers cheer card as they leave the field.

National Anthem: Lanisa Keith

Ceremonial First Pitches: Sutter Health representative; breast cancer survivor