The Oakland Raiders were formed in 1960 when the yet named Minneapolis franchise reneged on it's agreement with the AFL and joined the NFL. They started play in 1960 and then relocated to Los Angeles for twelve years from 1982-1995.
Since joining the NFL (with the AFL - NFL merger of 1970) the Raiders have won twelve division titles, three Super Bowls (XI, XV, XVIII) and one other conference titile. The Raiders have thirteen players that have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The Raiders play their home games in Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA.. The nickname Raider Nation refers to the die hard fans that support the team. The Raider Nation is also known for the "Black Hole", a specific area of the Coliseum (sections 104, 105, 106, and 107) frequented by the team's rowdiest and most fervent fans. With the leadership of head coach Hue Jackson the Raiders are looking forward to a successful 2011 season. Buy your Raiders tickets today! Go Raiders!