The Raiders have been one of the most feared team in professional football for most of the franchise's existence. In 1963 Al Davis became the head coach and general manager of the Raiders—and the franchise's fortunes turned around. After a foray into the commissionership of the AFL, Davis returned to the Raiders as in a front office role and helped the Raiders win their first AFL title in 1967. Oakland won the division nine times in 10 years from 1967-1976, capping off the run with its first Super Bowl title. Though they didn't win the division, the Raiders won the Super Bowl again in 1980. In 1983 Oakland won the division once again, and subsequently cinched its third Super Bowl victory. In all, from 1967 to 1985 the Raiders made the playoffs a total of 15 times in 19 years. Oakland won three consecutive division titles at the turn of the millennium, making another run to the Super Bowl in 2002 before falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Raiders have a policy of not retiring any players' numbers. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Oakland Raiders tickets.
2016 Raiders Season Preview
The Oakland Raiders struggled again in 2014, losing 13 games, including 10 in a row to start the season. But young quarterback Derrick Carr improved as the season went on, and the team posted 3 wins in the final 6 games of last season, building optimism and hype coming into the 2015 season. The Raiders were active in the offseason, looking for targets for Carr, and brought in Michael Crabtree, and used their first round draft pick to pull in Amari Cooper. The addition of these two receivers gives Oakland possibly the best receiver duo in the AFC West, and should help lengthen the field for the Latavius Murray and the running game. The Raiders also drafted highly touted defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. to play alongside Justin Tuck, in what should be a greatly increased pass rush in 2015. The Oakland Raiders have a difficult schedule in 2015, playing 8 games against teams that made the playoffs in 2014. While it may be a bit premature to boast the Raiders as contenders in a packed AFC West, they have certainly made some great moves, and should be drastically improved team in 2015. Top non-division games at home against the Ravens, and Packers.
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Oakland Raiders Football at O.co Coliseum Address: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, California, 94621
The Raiders play their home games at O.co Coliseum, located in Oakland, California. When filled to capacity, O.co Coliseum holds more than 63 thousand screaming Raiders fans. The Coliseum underwent renovations, which included instillation of state-of-the-art video scoreboards and the addition of 22 thousand seats. The Raider faithful are noted for the veracity of their fandom, and fans often don full costumes to show the depth of their loyalty to their team. The Oakland Raider home bench is on the O.co Coliseum sideline with sections 109-125.
Raiders vs. Chargers
A rivalry that dates back to 1960, these two teams have played each other over 100 times. With both these teams being in the AFC East, the importance of the games are dramatically higher and more intense and it occurs two times a season. It is not uncommon for the trash talk to pick up the week leading up to this matchup.
Raiders vs. Chiefs
A rivalry that is always closely contested and peaked with a 1969 matchup in the AFL Championship Game, these two teams have had many memorable moments over the years. With both teams playing in the same division and meeting twice a year, this rivalry will only continue to get better over the years.
Raiders vs. Broncos
These two teams have taken turns dominating one another over the years since they became division foes in 1960. The Raiders won 14 straight games during the course of this rivalry and both teams have totaled 23+ division titles. The rivalry intensified when both teams met in the AFC Championship game in 1977 and when Mike Shanahan became the head coach of the Broncos after being fired by the Raiders.
Raiders in the Super Bowl, AFC Championship and the NFL Playoffs
With multiple Super Bowls, 3+ AFC Championships, and over 20 playoff appearances, the Raiders have established a legacy in the NFL that is hard to match. The reputation of the fans has only added to the lore of this organization. Oakland has won 14+ division titles over the years and will only add to the great accomplishments they have in the years to come.
Oakland Raiders Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to kick off for an Oakland Raiders game?
Gates for parking open five hours prior to the start of games. Gates for club and suite Oakland Raiders ticket holders open three hours prior to kickoff and they open two hours prior to game start for all other Oakland Raiders tickets holders.
What are some good places to eat before an Oakland Raiders game?
Everett and Jones (2676 Fruitvale Ave) offers excellent BBQ and all the usual sides of beans, corn and sweet potato pies. Their beef links and BBQ are something you must try. Another great option is to hit the Hilton Oakland Airport they have a solid sports bar, plus they offer transportation to coliseum. You pay for parking but it's a great option to cover food and parking.
Does my child need a ticket to attend an Oakland Raiders game?
All children age's two and under are not required to have Oakland Raiders tickets to enter the O. co Coliseum. The children must sit on the lap of a ticketed parent/guardian during the game.
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