VIP Tailgate Party: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders
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Join the Raider Nation for some hard-charging football as the Men in Black close out their final seasons in the East Bay. The franchise where Al Davis, Howie Long, and John Madden rose to fame has left an inescapable mark on the game, with 15 division titles and 4 league championships, and they aren’t done bringing blockbuster action to the field. Tickets to a Raiders game let you join the excitement as coach Jon Gruden, Derek Carr, Amari Cooper, and a tested lineup vie to give Oakland one more historic run ahead of the team’s move to Las Vegas.
After originally planning to call themselves the Oakland Señors, the team quickly reconsidered after discovering how easy the name was to make fun of. The Raiders first took the field in 1960 as charter members of the American Football League and ran up a series of losing records until Al Davis introduced them to the vertical game. The team took the AFL championship in 1967 on the way to losing Super Bowl II to the Green Bay Packers, and then John Madden led them into the NFL as a powerhouse of the Western Division.
The Raiders took their first NFL championship in Super Bowl XI, dominating the Minnesota Vikings to cap off a season that cemented their reputation for rough play, and Tom Flores and quarterback Jim Plunkett would led the team back to overwhelm the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV. Then, the team took the fight to the NFL itself with its first move in 1982, taking a dispute with league owners all the way to an antitrust suit. The Los Angeles Raiders scored another championship in Super Bowl XVIII, but rocky years stretched between that triumph and their return to Oakland in 1995.
Through the roller coaster of fortunes and a half-dozen more coaches, 2 things eluded the Raiders: A new stadium, and another Super Bowl win. The deal to move to Las Vegas aims to give them one of these—and they’re driving hard for the other.
There’s nothing quite like joining Raiders fans in the Black Hole to experience the unique energy that the team’s famed fanbase brings to the game. Years of underdog status, aggressive football, and an outlaw persona have created an icon of West Coast culture, with a cadre of fans that’s included figures from Ice Cube to Hunter S. Thompson.
A team that made legends out of players, including Ted Hendricks, Ken Stabler, Art Shell, Marcus Allen, and Tim Brown, knows how to deliver a high-powered game. Whether you’re looking for great things to do in the Bay Area, you want to see the Raiders take on rivals like the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, or Los Angeles Chargers, or face off with the San Francisco 49ers in one of the last Battles of the Bay—or just want a chance to catch the fabulous cheers of the Raiderettes—then Raiders tickets are the key to a great time before checking out other top things to do in Oakland and the best Bay Area restaurants.Back to top