About the Las Vegas Raiders
Oakland Raiders Tickets
Few pro sports teams have bounced around more than the Oakland Raiders. They started out in Oakland, moved to Los Angeles, ended up moving back to Oakland, and will soon relocate once again to Las Vegas. Of course, despite their many moves, few teams have a fan base that’s as spirited, intense, and loyal as the Raiders.
Al’s the Man
It’s impossible to talk about the Raiders without giving credit to Al Davis. He was a friend of the team nearly from the beginning, serving as head coach, general manager, and eventually owner of the franchise. It was under his guidance that the Raiders were one of the most renown teams in the NFL during the '60s, '70s, and early '80s.
The Mad Man
Davis also brought in legendary coach John Madden, who delivered seven division titles for the Raiders in his 10-year tenure. Unfortunately, the Raiders lost most of their championship games, but they finally found a breakthrough when they beat the Vikings in Super Bowl XI.
When Madden left the Raiders to become a broadcaster (and eventually a video game aficionado), Tom Flores took over as head coach and didn’t miss a beat. Under Flores, the Raiders won Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII, giving them a total of three championship banners.
Not the Same
Despite plenty of history, the 21st century has not been kind fo the Raiders. Following the 2002 season, they lost the Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At the time, the Bucs were coached by Jon Gruden, who had been Oakland’s coach the previous five seasons. To make matters worse, the Raiders have made just one playoff appearance since losing that Super Bowl, going through 10 different head coaches during that time.
The silver lining is that Gruden is back in the fold as Oakland’s head coach. A longtime favorite of Raiders nation, Gruden will be the one leading the team when they make their move to Las Vegas – and beyond.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Raiders play?
Since moving back to the Bay Area in 1995, the Raiders have played their home games at the Oakland Coliseum, which also served as their home from 1966 to 1981. The Raiders share the Coliseum with the MLB's Oakland Athletics. Despite being one of the largest baseball stadiums in terms of capacity, Oakland Coliseum is currently the second-smallest NFL stadium. Of course, they'll soon move into a new stadium in Las Vegas that they'll share with the UNLV football team.
When do Raiders tickets go on sale?
Raiders tickets go on sale before the NFL begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Oakland Raiders tickets to games played at Oakland Coliseum are available months in advance, as are Raiders tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Oakland Raiders’ schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Raiders tickets in advance?
With Raiders tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Oakland Raiders games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Raiders tickets?
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