Venue Details

10323 Star Starred
Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94621
510-569-2121
Venue website Get directions
6 events
1 review
30 stars
Share ahead with the kids your budget. Dolls are $35 , lite wands $30 , snow balls in a plastic cup with lid and logo $12. and it is set up to make you feel bad if your don't purchase and the kid to feel left out if you don't buy. Have a discussion ahead and help kids see the set up or save their allowance for the goodies.
star this tip starred
8 events
1 review
19 stars
It was fun. I liked the staging which is always impressive but if you have done the frozen experance in California adventure you get the same experance. Of course my daughter loved it. My advice for what it is worth, BART is not worth the walk, especially after the show when your kids are tired and on a sugar rush, just pay for parking. Eat before but get there early to avoid the crowds going through the metal detectors. Don't bring anything metal. Bring your own dollar store candy, yes they go through your stuff but they are looking for candy. While at the dollar store buy some wands or whatever you your kid wants because otherwise you are paying $28 for a light up wand you could have gotten for $1. Also don't bring a stroller, they sent allowed inside and it holds up the line getting in. Oh and the lighting prevents decent pictures of characters so do a shoot with the kids at the tide photo booth before the show and if you are going to spend more money the program is the best way to get pictures you can see $20. Hope that helps. Have fun!
star this tip starred
View all 559 tips
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

This is a rare chance to see the famed North Carolina Tar Heels in action on the West Coast
!Stanford is the defending Pac-10 champion
!

Description

North Carolina, expected to be one of the top-ranked teams in the country, plus defending Pac-10 champion Stanford and West Coast Conference rivals Santa Clara and San Francisco, comprise the field for the 2004 Pete Newell Challenge Presented by Allstate.

Two coaches will make their head coaching debuts for new schools in this year’s event: Stanford’s Trent Johnson, taking over for Mike Montgomery, who left after 18 seasons to become head coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and Jessie Evans at USF. Santa Clara will be appearing in the Pete Newell Challenge for the first time ever.

Game One : Santa Clara vs. North Carolina @ 6:00pm

Game Two: Stanford vs. USF @ 8:00pm