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About Las Vegas Raiders
Based in Las Vegas, NV, the Las Vegas Raiders (formerly known as the Oakland Raiders) were founded in 1960 as a member of the American Football League (AFL). And their story is one of the classic American underdog: The Raiders struggled during their first three seasons, but after promoting general manager Al Davis to head coach, the team quickly turned things around. Buy Raider game tickets on CheapTickets today to see this great team in action!
History of the Raiders
The Raiders joined the NFL during the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. A few years before the merger, they won their first AFL title in 1967 after defeating the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans). Their success continued to grow in the 1970s as they claimed six division titles and played in six AFC Championship games, making Las Vegas Raider tickets during this decade a hot item. Then, the team made history in 1980 by winning Super Bowl XV against the Philadelphia Eagles. Meaning the Raiders went down in history as the first team to win a Super Bowl as a wild card. It was an amazing game for fans who were lucky enough to snag Raiders tickets for the Super Bowl.
The Raiders’ extensive fan base is also known as Raider Nation. These loyal fans not only buy Las Vegas Raiders tickets to show support, but they also dress in elaborate costume, rain or shine, hot or cold, at nearly every game. To paint a picture: During home games, the Raiders fan section is referred to as the Black Hole. Buy Raiders Black Hole tickets on CheapTickets for an exciting NFL experience, and the chance to see that famous Black Hole for yourself.
The Allegiant Stadium
Since the start of the 2020-2021 football season, The Raiders have officially moved out of Oakland, CA and into Las Vegas, NV. Their new home is now at the Allegiant Stadium. The new move has prompted the stadium to go under renovations that were completed by July 2020. The renovations mainly include additional sections and seating to accommodate for any possible Super Bowl games in the future. The Raider Nation does not need to worry as the Black Hole tradition will continue in the Allegiant Stadium!
Did you know these facts about the Raiders?
- Marcus Allen, Raiders running back, was the first player in NFL history to gain more than 10,000 yards rushing and over 5,000 yards received.
- The Raiders don't retire numbers because they believe former players are better remembered when their numbers are still used.
- The AFL allowed Raiders player Jim Otto to wear the number 00 as a marketing gimmick. The NFL no longer allows players to use 00.
- The Raiders first Super Bowl win was against the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI (1977). They beat the Vikings 32-14.
- Ken Stabler holds the career records for the Raiders for most passing yards. From 1970-1979 he passed 19,078 yards.
- Jim Otto was the first Raider to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
The Biggest Raiders Rivalries
The Raiders have many rivalries in the NFL. Two of their biggest include the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs
They first played each other in 1960 when the Kansas City Chiefs were known as the Dallas Texans, and the Raiders ended up losing that game. During their first game in the 1970 season, the two teams got into a brawl when Chiefs' wide receiver Otis Taylor attacked Raiders' defensive end Ben Davidson. Buy Las Vegas Raiders tickets the next time you see the Chiefs listed on the Las Vegas Raiders schedule.
Raiders vs Pittsburgh Steelers
This rivalry started in the 1970s when the Raiders and Steelers were two of the top NFL teams. They both had an aggressive style of play, which fueled the rivalry even more. The Raiders-Steelers rivalry was sparked by a controversial last-second play in 1972 that led to the Steelers winning the AFC West Title and achieving a 10-3-1 record. Raiders tickets for games against the Steelers guarantee an exciting match.
Frequently Asked Questions About Las Vegas Raiders
How Much Will Las Vegas Raiders Tickets Cost?
Las Vegas Raiders tickets costs depend on where they will be playing and who they will be playing against. CheapTickets will always have the most affordable options for the Raider Nation. Fans can get tickets starting at just $12! Get yourself some cheap Raiders tickets today on CheapTickets.
What Section is the Black Hole Raiders?
The Black Hole is located along the southern end zone, usually taking up three full sections at a Raiders game. CheapTickets offers affordable tickets in these sections so fans can get the best experience without breaking the bank. Get your affordable tickets in the Black Hole before it sells out!
Will the Raiders Keep Their Name?
The Raiders have changed their name three times during their franchise history and will be changing it for a fourth time in 2020 when Allegiant Stadium opens up after renovations. The Raiders only change their city’s name so they will be known as the Las Vegas Raiders and, still simply, the Raiders.
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