Sewage Spews into A's Clubhouse

A sewage problem at the Coliseum forced the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners to use the same locker room after Sunday's game.

Monday, Jun 17, 2013  |  Updated 8:10 AM PDT
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The A's and Mariners were forced to shower in the Raiders' locker room after a sewarge overflow at O.co Coliseum. Christie Smith reports.

The A's and Mariners were forced to shower in the Raiders' locker room after a sewarge overflow at O.co Coliseum. Christie Smith reports.

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OAKLAND -- A sewage problem at the Coliseum forced the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners to use the same locker room after Sunday's game.
 
The pipes backed up on the lower levels of the stadium during Oakland's 10-2 victory, creating a stink and pools of water in the clubhouses used by both teams and the umpires.

  The A's and Mariners moved to a higher floor and cleaned up postgame in the locker room occupied by the Oakland Raiders during NFL games.
 
Coliseum officials said the six-day homestand, which drew 171,756 fans, overtaxed the plumbing system at the 47-year-old stadium.

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