Allegiant Stadium is a domed stadium under construction, located in Paradise, Nevada, United States. It will serve as the home stadium for the National Football League (NFL)’s Las Vegas Raiders and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels college football team. It is located on about 62 acres (25 ha) of land west of Mandalay Bay at Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue and between Polaris Avenue and Dean Martin Drive, just west of Interstate 15. Construction of ...
History of the Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders have a long and storied history in the NFL. From their beginnings as the Oakland-Los Angeles Raiders to their current home in Nevada, they’ve been one of the most successful teams in league history. They’ve won three Super Bowls, appeared in five others, and had some of the greatest players ever to play professional football wear its silver and black colors.
The team was founded by Al Davis, who owned it for over four decades until his death at 82 on October 8th, 2011. He is widely credited with revolutionizing pro football with his innovative offensive schemes that helped create an explosive passing game that has become commonplace today throughout all levels of competition, from high school through college, into a professional ball where it's still used today by many teams including those coached by former Raider assistant coaches like Jon Gruden & Hue Jackson both now head coaches elsewhere after having served under Davis during their respective tenures as assistants there.
The franchise began playing out West when they moved from Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum (now known simply as “the Coliseum") across San Francisco Bay into Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the 1982 season due mainly to legal issues between owner Al Davis & city officials regarding stadium lease terms so rather than continue litigating them he decided instead move southward down highway 101 while taking along all but two players who stayed behind either via trade or retirement before this relocation took place. This stay would be short-lived, however, because, after only 14 seasons, there were again problems brewing between management & local government about usage rights for what became then known as "LA Sports Arena," so once more, Mr. Davis packed up shop, moving eastward towards the Nevada desert where new state-of-the art Allegiant Stadium awaits them upon completion expected sometime later 2021 year... Thus far, since arriving in Sin City 2016 season record stands at 35 wins against 33 losses, 1 tie plus a playoff appearance 2017 campaign made a total of 37 victories, 36 defeats 1 draw overall; thus far, though, the final tally will depend on how the upcoming 2020 schedule plays out course gave COVID 19 pandemic ongoing uncertainty looms large here too especially if games played without fans attendance allowed venues themselves due health safety concerns related virus spread risk... So whatever happens, rest assured Las Vegas Raiders shall remain a part competitive force within National Football League despite recent changes in leadership personnel, location, etcetera, always striving to achieve excellence in both fields whether chasing Lombardi Trophy or another championship title or something else entirely!
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Oakland - Los Angeles - Oakland - Las Vegas
1970 - Present / National Football League
1960 - 1969 / American Football League
2020 - Present / Las Vegas Raiders
1995 - 2019 / Oakland Raiders
1982 - 1994 / Los Angeles Raiders
1960 - 1981 / Oakland Raiders
Raiders - The Las Vegas Raiders have been a part of the National Football League since 1960, and their nickname has become synonymous with professional football. Owner Al Davis initially chose the team’s name to honor the Civil War cavalry unit, “The Fighting Raiders.” The name is also fitting because it reflects the spirit and tenacity that fans expect from a Raider team – they fight hard until they get what they want!
Today, many people associate “Raider” with strength and courage - two essential qualities for any successful NFL franchise. Unsurprisingly, when Las Vegas was awarded an expansion franchise in 2020, its new home team also adopted this iconic moniker.
In addition to being associated with toughness on the field, there is another interesting origin story behind how this beloved nickname came about: In 1962, when Al Davis first took over as head coach/general manager of Oakland-Los Angeles-Oakland (now known simply as "the Raiders"), he wanted to make sure his players felt like warriors on game day, so he gave them all leather jackets adorned with silver skulls & crossbones – which became known affectionately amongst teammates as "raiders." This symbol quickly spread throughout Raider Nation, becoming one of their most recognizable symbols today!
From these humble beginnings rooted in history & tradition comes one of America's most popular sports teams, The Las Vegas Raiders representing excellence both on & off the field for generations to come!
Super Bowl 0
1983, 1981, 1977
AFL Championships 0
2020 - Present / Allegiant Stadium
2019 - 2020 / RingCentral Coliseum
2016 - 2018 / Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
2012 - 2015 / O.co Coliseum
2011 / Overstock.com Coliseum
2008 - 2011 / Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
2004 - 2008 / McAfee Coliseum
1995 - 2004 / Network Associates Coliseum
1982 - 1994 / Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1966 - 1998 / Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
1962 - 1965 / Frank Youell Field
1961 / Candlestick Park
1960 / Kezar Stadium and Candlestick Park
2011 - Present / Mark and Carol Davis
1983 - 2011 / Al Davis
1976 - 1983 / Al Davis and Ed McGah
1966 - 1976 / F. Wayne Valley, Ed McGah and Al Davis
1961 - 1966 / F. Wayne Valley and Ed McGah
1960 / Y. Charles (Chet) Soda
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