In 1995, a group of friends from Hayward, CA launched an idea that years later would be known as the black hole. In 1996, that same group of hard-core Raider fans purchased seats together in the end zone with one simple objective: to create a section of the stadium where fans, clad in black from head to toe, could come together in support of our team. On that fateful day, The Black Hole was born and has become a symbol of passion, loyalty, family and true intimidation for opposing teams who dare to set foot into football’s original house of pain!
We, The Black Hole, are more than just our seat section at the games, we are a STATE OF MIND. Our state of mind has united the entire Raiders Nation over the years. We have grown from a few friends to a worldwide family made up of generations of fans young and old, from all ethnicities, races, and sexes. If you bleed SILVER and BLACK, then we are connected and you are spiritually part of us. Whether you join us at the games or watch from a sports bar or your living room at home, together we are one mind, one energy, and we are a force to be reckoned with!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
CAMPAIGN BLACK is the mission behind the main objective that the founders of The Black Hole originally came up with back in 1995/96 in hopes to black out the stands for each and every home game. From the beginning, the concept of the name, fans cladded out in black, the selection of end zone seats to start off with, our mission was always to make the entire stadium one big BLACK HOLE. We knew that if we accomplished this, there would be no other place in the entire NFL that would be more intimidating to play a game at while lifting our own team to victory.
POSITIVELY PASSIONATE FANATICISM is the right arm of our mission and has been our state of mind from day one. Those who may be able to recall the early days, would remember the 1st row of section 105, everyone standing for the entire game, unleashing levels of boisterous jabs towards the visiting team that had never been seen anywhere in the NFL history. The effigy, the face paint, the never sitting down, this was and still is all part of the plan to have all fans come together and bring the intensity and passion!
As part of our mission, we invite all of Raider Nation to join THE BLACK HOLE, not only by joining us at games but by spreading our mission regarding Campaign Black and by bringing out that Positive Passionate Fanaticism that we all have as Raider fan.
Let’s join together and continue to do all we can to help our team WIN games!!!