9. O. Co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
This has to be one of the strangest stadiums in the entire country. It is one of the few locations doubling as both a baseball and football stadium, being adjusted slightly before each game. With a year remaining in their open agreement, Overstock.com pulled out of their naming-rights contract, returning the stadium to its original name “The Oakland Coliseum”. The backing of the naming-rights contract was valued at $1.3 million.
The very idea of trying to watch a football game while looking at a baseball diamond is enough to drive fans crazy, which is one of the many problems inherent to the Coliseum. The Oakland Coliseum is known as one of the most unsanitary stadiums because of its notoriously bad sewage problems remaining unrepaired for many years. In the six years the stadium was overseen by Overwatch, the stadium was not very profitable.
Despite the official name change, sports fans still refer to the venue as the “O.co,” for which the naming rights are up for grabs. It was reported that Oakland may need to tear down the stadium and rebuild it if sports continue to be a primary city concern. This has been met with mixed opinions, as even though the stadium is considered an eyesore, there are still some fans who consider it a mark of heritage.