OAKLAND, Calif. — There were plumbing issues in the visitor’s dugout at the Oakland Coliseum before the start of Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees.
Several maintenance workers spent nearly an hour trying to fix a backed up toilet while a member of the Coliseum staff mopped up the standing water seeping into the dugout. Yankees manager Joe Girardi and some New York players sidestepped the mess as they made their way to the field for pre-game workouts.
It’s not the first time there has been plumbing issues at the aging stadium, which was built in 1966.
In 2013, raw sewage flooded into the Athletics’ dugout in June. Later that year, sewage seeped into the coaches’ bathroom in Oakland’s clubhouse. The following year the toilets backed up again and flooded the A’s coaches room.
The two main tenants of the building, the A’s and Oakland Raiders, have been pushing for a new stadium. The Raiders are contemplating a move to Las Vegas.