Sewage problem forces A's, M's to share locker room

Sewage problem forces A's, M's to share locker room
June 16, 2013, 6:30 pm
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Coliseum officials said that large crowds led to the sewage problems following Sunday's A's-Mariners game. (AP)

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

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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.