Take Off the Tarp Campaign Wins

The remove the tarps cry has been heard by A's owner Lew Wolff.

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    Kate Longworth
    Kate Longworth of Comcast Sports Net took this photo of the section of tarps that will be open for fans IF the A's beat the Tigers and advance to the ALCS.

    The Oakland A's made an announcement Thursday that is sure to please their fans.

    The Athletics said they will remove the tarps at O.co Coliseum if the team advances to the American League Championship Series.

    Now they aren't going to remove all of the tarps. They are only removing the ones on the west side of the third deck.

    The "remove the tarps campaign" has been picking up speed along with the team's come back wins. There is a website dedicated to signature gathering.

    The team kept the tarps in place for the current series, but said if the A's advance, those seats will see sunlight. The total number of un-tarped seats would accommodate an additional 11,698 fans.

    The decision appears to be based on money and not fan support. The team said "based on increasing ticket sales after each post-season game and ticket sales projections for the ALCS, the A’s have opened 11,698 new seats."

    “This has been a sensational year for the Athletics and for our fans,” said A's owner Lew Wolff, “We are thrilled with the tremendous outpouring of fan support.” 

    The additional seats will increase O.co. total capacity to 47,505 seats.

    And although it goes without saying, the A's said the tarps would stay off the rest of this post season. 

    The price for those upper deck seats will be $55.

    Tickets can be purchased online at www.oaklandathletics.com/postseason, by calling 877-493-BALL (2255) or visiting the Coliseum box office.