1. The Black Hole
The Black Hole is the home of the loudest and rowdiest Raiders fans in the Coliseum. Venture into The Black Hole if you’re looking to boisterously cheer on the silver and black.
2. Raider Nation Costumes
It is no doubt that one of the defining features of being a Raiders fan is wearing elaborate Raiders costumes on game day to intimidate the opposing team. Their costumes can be anything eye-catching, like face paint, spikes, helmets, etc. but at the end of the day, the one thing that you have to realize is that the fans will do just about anything to support the Oakland Raiders.
3. “Just Win, Baby”
During the game, it’s almost a 101% guarantee that you would see posters and signs that feature the slogan “Just Win Baby.” The line comes from the late Raiders owner Al Davis and has become a mantra for players and fans over the years.
4. Westside Club Bar and Grille
This bar and grill is open to the public and is the best place to eat inside the Coliseum. It offers a plethora of mouthwatering dishes that are guaranteed to make you want to come back for more. Additionally, when you go here with your good buds to grab a snack, you won’t have to worry about what’s happening in the game because the place also has some huge flat screen TVs and an outstanding view of the field.
5. The Black Hole Tailgate
A section of parking lot a known for crazy dressed fanatics. You’ll encounter fans dressed as Darth Vader, Pin-Head, Fro Man, Black Knuckles and more. You will never encounter a wilder group of fans at a tailgate. You know you have hit the Black Hole when the air is filled with a mix of weed smoke and barbeque.
6. Raiders-Broncos Rivalry
The Raiders-Broncos rivalry also dates back to the 1960 and the founding of the AFL. The Raiders hold the all-time series lead 60-49-2. However, the playoff series is tied at one game apiece. In recent years the Broncos have gotten the better of the Raiders on most occasions as they have won the last 7 and 14 of the last 20.
7. Hall of Fame Suite
This is the granddaddy of all the suites in the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. If seated here, you’ll be sitting in luxury and have an all you can eat buffet. More importantly, though it’s highly likely that you’ll have the opportunity to meet many famous Raider alumni.
8. The Autumn Wind
This poem was written by Steve Sabol and attempts to paint a picture of the atmosphere of autumn weather about football season. The poem is considered as the unofficial team anthem of the Raiders and can be heard at every Raiders game.
The Autumn Wind is a pirate
Blustering in from sea,
With a rollicking song, he sweeps along,
His face is weather beaten.
He wears a hooded sash,
With a silver hat about his head,
And a bristling black mustache.
He growls as he storms the country,
A villain big and bold.
And the trees all shake and quiver and quake,
As he robs them of their gold.
The Autumn Wind is a raider,
Pillaging just for fun.
He’ll knock you ’round and upside down,
And laugh when he’s conquered and won.
9. Raiders-Chiefs Rivalry
The Raiders and Chiefs have a bitter rivalry that dates back to the early days of the AFL when they were two of the best teams in the league. The rivalry has remained strong since then as both teams have been in the same division since 1960. The Chiefs lead the all-time series 58-52-2 having won three of the last four. The Chiefs also hold a 2-1 lead in the all-time playoff series. If you’re looking to attend one of the most intense games of the year, make sure to get tickets to the Raiders-Chiefs game at the Coliseum.
10. Lot 1: Lot A and B
These are the most popular lots filled with die hard raiders fans dressed head to toe in Black and Silver. All you can see when entering this lot is a sea of Black tailgating tents filled with amazing food and beverages. Make sure to get there at least 5 hours prior to game time if you plan on setting up your own tailgate spot, the lots fill up within 30 minutes of opening.