These Raiders are looking to plunder some treasure on the gridiron. The Oakland Raiders professional football team is one of the more storied franchises in the
National Football League
. Founded in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League, the team played in the second Super Bowl between the rival leagues (losing to the
Green Bay Packers
) before joining the NFL in 1970. The franchise has since won three championship titles (its last in 1984). Over the years, Oakland has been home to such Hall of Fame players as Marcus Allen, Howie Long, Jim Otto, as well as legendary head coach John Madden and colorful players like Kenny "Snake" Stabler.
In early 2017, the team announced it is relocating to Las Vegas.
The team operates offices and a training facility in Alameda, California. The facility features practice fields, a full- featured weight room, locker rooms, player meeting rooms, an auditorium, a state-of-the-art television studio, and spacious offices.
The Raiders in 2017 announced plans to move to Las Vegas. The NFL believes having a team in Las Vegas will allow the league to capitalize on the city’s flourishing tourist trade. The city is also willing to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars toward the construction of a new stadium.