The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California.
The team was founded on January 30, 1960, and played its first regular-season game on September 11, 1960, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, California. The Raiders are currently members of the National Football League (NFL), which merged with the AFL in 1970. The Raiders currently compete in the NFL as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) West division and play their home games at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. At the end of the NFL's 2016 season, the Raiders boasted a lifetime regular-season record of 456 wins, 401 losses, and 11 ties; their lifetime playoff record currently stands at 25 wins and 19 losses.