Out of the ten draft picks, the Raiders have signed nine selections in the 2013 NFL Draft. The players are arriving at Raiders Training Camp 2013 which is presented by California National Guard, Napa. A veteran football player, Kevin Burnett who joined the Raiders in March 2013, will also unite with his football family at the training camp. The first training session of the season is ready to kick off Friday, July 26, 2013.
Western Division, American Football Conference
Three Super Bowl championships, three AFL titles, four AFC titles and twelve NFL titles
Founded in 1960, the Oakland Raiders are a professional football franchise that has played its first ten seasons with the American Football League. Since the AFL–NFL merger in 1970, the Raiders have been playing for the National Football League. As of 2012, the team has moved to the Western Division and plays for the American Football Conference.
The Raiders have got twenty one players inducted into The Pro Football Hall of Fame. Out of these twenty one players, eleven have made major contributions to the Raiders' success. Some of these notable players include Jim Otto, George Blanda, Willie Brown, Marcus Allen, Dave Casper and Howie Long. The owner, Al Davis and head coach, John Madden are also noted for their extraordinary contributions to the football team.
The team has appeared in six AFC games and won its first championship by defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI in 1976. In 1980, the talented Oakland Raiders won another championship by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV. By defeating the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII, the team won its third Super Bowl championship in 1983.
The Raiders have made a playoff record of 25-18 winning fifty four percent of the games in the 2013 season. Under Al Davis as the head coach, the Raiders reached the postseason in 1967 and won their AFL title for the first time. Since 1960, the team has received three AFL titles, four AFC titles and twelve NFL titles.
Apart from the Oakland Athletics, O.co Coliseum is also home to the National Football League team, the Oakland Raiders. Completed in September 1966, the construction cost of the arena amounted to one hundred and eighty million dollars. The multi-purpose facility is also home to other football and soccer teams with a variable seating capacity for each game. As far as the football games are concerned, the Coliseum has the capacity to house nearly fifty three thousand spectators.
Oakland Raiders Live
Raiders' games are always a great way to spend a relaxed Sunday afternoon with you family and friends. Over the years, the team has gathered a huge and loyal fan base. The former head coach, Al Davis has used the phrase, Raider Nation to refer to all the avid team fans living in the US and around the world. The fervent fans arrive early to the venue and wear the black outfits and face masks to create a crowd pleasing atmosphere. You might be surrounded with complete strangers but you would always a common spirit of promoting The Raiders. The soaring passion even gets the popcorn vendors dancing in the aisles. The Oakland Raiders football match is worth every time, so book your share of the Oakland Raiders tickets without giving in a second thought. You will not regret your presence at the game even if the Raiders lose.