A’s adding seating for playoffs

The AL West-leading Oakland Athletics sold out the normal Coliseum seating for the playoffs so fast Tuesday they have decided to open up additional seating in the third deck view level by removing the green tarps over those sections.

With approximately 12,000 extra seats available – which includes space for overflow media – the capacity will go from 35,067 to 48,146. That doesn’t include the highest Mt. Davis section, the fourth level on the ballpark’s east side. Tickets for three potential AL division series games to be played next month at the Coliseum sold out in two hours Tuesday, prompting the decision.

The first potential home playoff game sold out in 40 minutes. Oakland officials have only made decisions about stadium capacity for the first round, the team said.