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The Simplicity and Elegance of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Video courtesy KPIX

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum doesn't quite compare to the billion dollar stadiums we see today—but the time of its completion in 1966, the arena looked like no other American sports venue. With the ability to stage two functions simultaneously, it was designed to accommodate not only indoor and outdoor athletic events, but exhibitions, theatrical presentations, and public meetings as well. In the context of the stadium's 50th anniversary, and ongoing conversations about how it might be replaced, SOM Senior Design Partner Craig Hartman speaks with CBS about the many engineering and design features that made it a state-of-the-art venue.