Fans attending today's Raiders game will catch a glimpse of a colorful piece of art celebrating Oakland and its sports teams.

The 150-foot "yarn bomb" is strung on the chain-link fence on the pedestrian walkway between the BART station and the Coliseum and features colorful yarn strung in the shape of the Bay Bridge's eastern span. The black, silver, green, yellow, and blue threads pay tribute to Oakland's teams: the Warriors, Athletics, and Raiders.

"Oakland is a creative community, so we wanted to use art to show our team spirit and support for all of our sports teams and show how proud we are to have them in our great city," says Alison Best, CEO and President of Visit Oakland in a press release. "Whether you're a visitor, sports fan, or a commuter driving underneath the overpass, this art installation will welcome you!"

The artwork was designed and installed by Lorna and Jill Watt from Knits For Life, "two yarn artists who bring imaginations to life with yarn."

The yarn bomb was installed over the weekend to coincide with the kickoff of the Raiders' season.


(via Visit Oakland)

(via Visit Oakland)

(via Visit Oakland)