Oakland A’s introduce new food, new tech, new seating ahead of home opener

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OAKLAND (KRON) — Before fans fill the stadium, the Oakland A’s are putting the finishing touches on new seating, new technology, and a whole new menu of food.

It’s not just peanuts and cracker jacks anymore.

“You think a lot about a ballpark and you expect the hotdog and beer over time taste and desire from fans has evolved,” said A’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Operation Ashwin Puri.

The A’s, partnering with Aramark Catering, will now have boba tea, a kitchen with a rotating menu of Oakland local eats, new chicken tenders and sandwiches, as well as lighter plates with vegan options. But it doesn’t stop at the food.

There are also party pops — alcoholic popsicles — and a beer cycle for those 21 and up.

The market allows fans to buy booze and snacks on the go without a cashier, making it quicker to get back to your seats.

As for a place to sit and eat?

Crews are putting finishing touches on three new seating areas: the terrace, lounge seats and theater boxes.

These are all new ways the A’s are hoping to knock their upcoming season out of the park.

“I want them to feel like this is the best ballpark in the world,” Puri said.

Opening day for the Oakland Athletic’s is next Thursday.

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