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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - August 22, 1962, Oakland, California 40 e wednesday aug. Easy Access and lots of parking make Frank Youell Field a Gem break for fans watching raiders will be a Breeze thousands of East Bay Resi dents who for years have had to put up with a tight traffic and parking squeeze to attend football games at Kezar Stanford and Cal Are finally going to get a break. They re going to have easy to reach easy to Park and easy to find your seat football at Frank Youell Field. The Oakland raiders will play the san Diego chargers in an american football league exhibition game Sun Day bringing professional to Oakland for the first time and giving the new raiders Home its first shake Down. The Field is Central to the entire East Bay and is sur rounded by or More parking spaces some in lots some at the curb some virtually touching the football Field none More than a few Flat blocks there is immediate Access to the Field from the Nimitz freeway from the North and South. Cars from the South leaving the freeway at the Oak St. Exits and cars from the North at the Jackson St. Exit will reach lots near the Field. These vehicles will proceed via seventh St., turning left at the end of seventh St. And onto Fallon St. To the parking areas surrounding the auditorium and exposition build ing. Cars from the Orinda Wal nut Creek or downtown Oak land area can reach the Field by turning off Broadway on to ninth or Lith streets and proceeding East to Fallon St East Oakland residents have several approaches to the Field. Nimitz freeway traffic a proc hmm from East Oakland can proceed via the fifth ave. Off ramp North on fifth ave. To East eighth St. And Eft on East eighth St. To the held. Parking lots Are located in he blocks bounded by Lith 10th, Fallon and Oak streets and 10th St., eighth Street. Third ave. And Fallon St. Parking is also available around the auditorium. Another 400 spaces Are available in a new lot on East eighth next to the Field. There is also considerable on Street parking South of the freeway in the commercial area bounded by Alice St., Oak St., the Estuary and the freeway and several lots As Well. A transit shuttle buses and taxis will unload in front of the Field on East eighth St. A transit s football shuttle service will connect with All major bus routes terminating in the downtown area. Junction Points will be noted by special bus Stop signs. The flow of traffic to and from the game will be expedited by Oakland police department officers Manning special posts for the game. Tickets will be numbered designating Field Gates 1, 2, fans can reach Gates 1 and 2 behind the new parking lot on eighth St Gate 1 is on the West Side and 2 on the East Side of the Field. Gate 3 is at the end of the Walkway under the freeway serving the entire South area. Gate 4 is at the end of sixth St. It is preferable to enter the designated Gates but ticket holders can enter any of the four Gates. The will Call ticket Booth will be at Gate 1. J y9.uj" i Field Street Oakland s new Frank Youell Field where the raiders meet san Diego chargers in first Home game sunday is surrounded by acres of parking and served by Miles of Access routes As shown in Aerial photo and map. If you can find Down town Oakland and Lake Mertl you can find Youell Field if you re on a bus it s easy. If you re driving the map shows How to find parking Don t Over look lots of open area South of Nimitz freeway for parking. You could come by so helicopter As Tribune photographer Tommy Mcdonough did to take the Aerial photograph ticket Sale hits for raiders Youell guest As Raider boosters hold first meet Frank Youell former City councilman and Long time Backer of sports for Oakland was special guest of Honor of Oakland raiders club at the football season s first gathering yesterday. Youell for whom the new Frank Youell Field is named was the guest of mayor John Houlihan and was accompanied also by City manager Wayne Thompson recreation supervisor Jay Var Lee and other City officials who developed the recreation Field upon which the raiders will play their first game sunday. Raiders defensive coach William red Conkright a pro football and coaching vet eran told the group in session at the Bow and Bell at Jack London Square you people who have shown such an interest in sell ing Oakland on the merits of professional football and do me so much to provide the Means to bring your team Home you Are not going to be disappointed. Your enthusiasm leads us to believe that in a Yea at the most if we produce football team you and All the East Bay will support us completely. We arc on the Road to something great Here kill Tunnell raiders pub relations director told of the excellent Progress the football thu Vii i Luj Ai Tutti i i Lillic Ca Hibi Tion games so far and Jack Hennessy raiders Community relations director in charge of ticket sales said raiders sales Are now in a close third place among the top Selling teams in the american football league. Chargers Harvest bumper crop of All Star rookies if the Oakland raiders first Dyckoff came right now there would be 12.500 fans in the stands to watch there Are still three Days m which tickets to the first Frank Youell Field Grid game vill be sold. Oakland plays the san Diego chargers at 1-30 Sun Day. Our ticket formula predicts crowd of As of right ticket director Jack a Hennessy said this morning and we still have hundreds of Good seats left. In fact every seat at Youell Field is a Good one including the general admission end zone the end zone seats priced at s2, will go on Sale at Youell Field s Gate no. 1 at 10 a m. Sunday. The reserved seats Are on Sale at six locations with a seventh to be added Tomor Row. Our main office at 914 Madison Street is open daily from 9 to 5 and Well be open saturday from 9 to 3 n m Hennessy said. A new ticket office is bom opened tomorrow in Concord at the Concord inn. Hennessy announced following a show of interest from Central con tra Costa county other ticket outlets arc the Abe Rose sporing Good s store. Hath and Franklin its Rogers men s shops in san Leandro and Richmond Jim Ellis sporting goods. 5820 f u 0 i. I i i 1 llivii., ainu the doric Hayward Motel Jack son St., and Mission blvd Hay Ward. Hennessy said that another Agency would be established in san Jose for future games because of a big demand for tickets in that area that old saw about the Rich getting has been Given truth by the san Diego chargers. One of the most aggressive recruiting outfits in professional football the Sid Gill Man directed chargers went after last year s bumper crop of cold glue Tais with a vengeance and rolled a big 7. That s the number of Rook ies the chargers had in the big Chicago All Star game earlier this month the top representation of any pro club american or National league. And All seven will see action when Gillman leads his chargers into Frank Youell Field for sunday s game against the Oakland raiders. Leading the big seven will be John Hadl the great Kan Sas All american who Quad Terback cd the All stars in a Fine Effort against the Green Bay packers. Hadl an Excel Lent passer with Fine running ability was voted the game s most valuable player if Hadl had t won the map award it probably would have gone to Lance Alworth the Arkansas halfback now play ing flanker Back for the chargers. Alworth was drafted by the raiders As Well As no. 1 by the 49ers and went to t h e chargers on a three for one Trade. Alworth who has added 15 pounds to his College weight of 180, already has moved into the chargers starting lineup. Completing the san Diego All Star group Are end Reg Carolan a 6-6, 230-Pounder from Idaho linebackers Frank Buncom of us and Bob Mitinger of Penn state tackle Richard Hudson and Center Wayne Frazier of Auburn. The potential of these seven is realized when it is consid ered that All have made the Charger club the chargers had top play ers last year gunning to a 12-2 record Best in the Al but some have already Given Way to the talented freshmen. The chargers still have a Fine nucleus from last year s club including such defensive stalwarts As end Earl Faison tackle Bill Hudson and defensive backs Dick Harris Claude Gibson and Charles Mcneil. Offensively tight end Dave Kocourek who always has a great Day against Oakland guard Ron mix and tackle Ernie Wright Are Back for another season. Shire raps wrestlers Money beef san Francisco wrestling promoter Roy Shire has de Nied charges made by Chico Garcia and Ben Sharpe that wrestlers working under his promotion have been under paid. Gracia and Sharpe who have wrestled in Many of Shire s shows made the com plaints yesterday. Sharpe claims Shire paid him Only for a cow Palace show that grossed while Gracia says Shire owes him in Back pay and has threatened to blackball him if Gracia complained publicly. I have never paid Sharpe less than says Shire. That s too much. The fans complain when they see those old Guys Sharpe and Gracia out there. As for Gracia Why should i blackball him nobody wants him Raider games get special bus service the a transit football special will Start operation this sunday taking fans directly to Youell Field for the raiders opener with san Diego. The special buses will be Gin operation at non from two terminals one at grand ave. And Broadway and the other on the East Side of Lake Merritt at 1st ave. And e. 14th St. The specials will connect with regular a lines from the East Bay and san fran Cisco. Regular fares will be charged and transfers will be honoured. The busses will operate every 15 minutes increasing to every five minutes just prior to the games. The buses will also be available to take fans Back to Transfer Points As soon As they Are loaded. Back to Cage for Havlicek Hiram it Havlicek Cut today from the Tramine Rostor of Tho Rion. Land Browns of the National football league said he probably will Plav with the Boston celtics of the National basketball association the former Ohio state Star who played with All America Jerry Lucas during Ohio state s greatest basketball do Nasty said he would liked to play with Lucas professionally but was t too sure of the american Basket Ball league Oakland auditorium promoters Louie Miller and Al Selinski wrestling thursday August . Fights last night new Bedford mass Jorge Fernandez 153, Buenos Aires out pointed Johnny Torres 151, Paterson n j 10 Beaumont Dunav 1o. New Orleans out pointed Henry Watson. U5 Oai Idt

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