The MLB announced the schedule for the 2024 season on Thursday, July 13th, and they revealed the Oakland Athletics will kick off and wrap up the campaign at home one final time if things go according to plan and the A's end up relocating to Las Vegas.
The A's will start the 2024 season at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, March 28th, hosting the visiting Cleveland Guardians to get things going.
It's the seventh time both teams will meet each other on the first game of the season, on Opening Day. In fact, the A's have actually played host to Cleveland in five of those six prior matchups. The only time Cleveland hosted the A's, the franchise was still playing out of Kansas City, in 1958.
Throughout the season, the Athletics will face eight different National League opponents multiple times, while still facing all 15 National League squads in a single season for the second time in history.
Most interestingly for rivalry purposes, the A's and the San Francisco Giants will face each other four times split evenly in two home-and-away series of two games apiece.
On top of their regular-season meetings, the A's and the Giants have been announced to take part in a couple of back-to-back games at the tail end of Spring Training as they'll play a couple of exhibition matchups in Oakland on March 25th and in San Francisco on March 26th. The season will then start after a day off, on March 28th.
The A's will also play at the Coliseum for Memorial Day weekend (vs. Houston), on the 4th of July (vs. Los Angeles Angels), and on Labor Day (vs. Seattle).
The potential last regular-season game for the A's at the Coliseum and most probably the city of Oakland as a whole will take place on Sep. 26th. The Athletics will be wrapping up the season with a final game against the Texas Rangers.
It will be the seventh time in history both teams face each other in Game 162, with the first one pitting the Kansas City A's against the Washington Senators all the way back in 1961.