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Parking debt makes Raiders eligible for Coliseum eviction

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The soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders are expected to play in Oakland this season.

That is despite possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid parking dues, which render them eligible for eviction.

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority reportedly has learned that, for at least the past four years, the Raiders have not fully shared their parking revenue. The board was “blindsided” by the development but indicated it won’t be used to default the franchise’s lease, allowing the club to settle its due and continue at the facility in 2017, according to Doug Sovern of KCBS News.

Based on a Coliseum Authority audit, the Raiders owe at least $25,000 per home game the past four years, or a minimum of $800,000.

The Raiders have paid the group minimal amounts during that span instead of the full total owed, per Sovern. There is only a four-year period in which the board can recover unpaid dues, and it is unclear for how long the Raiders have gone without paying the authority board the full amount it believes it is due.

According to the lease agreement, this issue could default the option the Raiders already have executed to play at the Coliseum this year.

A club spokesman did not immediately respond to request for comment.

“It’s a slap in the face,” board chair Larry Reid via KCBS. “It’s frustrating. We’ve got to make sure that we hold them accountable and that they repay back to the public the money that is owed.”

Oakland is scheduled to host the Raiders for at least two more years before the franchise physically relocates to Las Vegas.

NFL owners approved the move on March 27.

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69 Responses to “Parking debt makes Raiders eligible for Coliseum eviction”
  1. steelerfan63 says: Apr 5, 2017 4:42 PM

    If I were Oakland I would boot them outta town.

  2. yearofthebrian says: Apr 5, 2017 4:42 PM

    Unfortunately all that money has been spent to make Mark Davis look like Lloyd Christmas

  3. Torrey says: Apr 5, 2017 4:44 PM

    Classy.

  4. sdcarpetbagger says: Apr 5, 2017 4:45 PM

    Please evict them…then they can come play 3 yrs in San Diego and I can watch them win a Championship

  5. The Phantom Stranger says: Apr 5, 2017 4:46 PM

    Hundreds of thousands of unpaid parking dues? Sounds like me in college.

  6. sweetnlow44 says: Apr 5, 2017 4:48 PM

    Kick ’em out and let them find somewhere else to play for these 2 lame duck seasons. Why would any Oakland fan support a team that they know is selling out and moving to a different city?

  7. spungy says: Apr 5, 2017 4:50 PM

    I don’t think they are going to be getting any parking money for the next two years except for visiting teams fans.

  8. softhelmet says: Apr 5, 2017 4:53 PM

    Man Oakland is really learning a lesson about how the NFL does business, no?

  9. icancountcanyou says: Apr 5, 2017 4:57 PM

    This sounds like some serious bitter-ex BS stuff right here. Anyone still wondering why Oakland failed to keep the team?

  10. irimz says: Apr 5, 2017 4:57 PM

    Hahahaha! Too funny!

  11. waynefontesismyfather says: Apr 5, 2017 4:59 PM

    Here is the easy way to give them the boot just like the Councilman last week wanted to do, to get them out of there now. WHY NOT use it against them and throw them out on their rear ends? Make them play at Sam Boyd Stadium and embarrass them in the process.

    Hate these big talkers who end up having no teeth in the end and just “meh” it off.

  12. James says: Apr 5, 2017 5:10 PM

    There are a few parts about this that are fishy. This WHOLE time, nobody has said anything about this? It was just forgotten by both sides until now?

    And because contract law only allows them to collect for 4 years, they have NO data older than 4 years old? Does it self destruct after they can no longer collect on it?

  13. Marc in Bakersfield says: Apr 5, 2017 5:10 PM

    I would certainly ask for all unpaid dues with interest not just 4 years. They may only be entitled to collect 4 years, but the authority is also entitled to evict them, so if the board is nicer than they have to be, the Raiders should be too.

  14. ricko1112 says: Apr 5, 2017 5:18 PM

    Kick the bums out! They don’t care about their fans and once they’re gone you’ll never see the $$.

  15. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: Apr 5, 2017 5:18 PM

    This sounds fishy.. If this has been happening for years why didn’t they notice this until the Raiders Las Vegas move was approved? #fakenews

  16. russrpm says: Apr 5, 2017 5:19 PM

    They should wait until Sept. 1st, then evict them.

  17. omeimontis says: Apr 5, 2017 5:30 PM

    Oakland politicians are spineless. They won’t do the right thing and boot them out.

  18. 49ersfury says: Apr 5, 2017 5:38 PM

    Oakland politicians are such idiots.

    What’s your alternative to the Raiders? The Oakland Invaders are not walking through that door.

    Think about your citizens. The 35k+ hardcore fans want them
    There for the next two to three years. Do right by them. You already neglected them with your negotiation negligence.

  19. c2excellence says: Apr 5, 2017 5:43 PM

    Evict yourselves for not noticing you werent collecting the right amount of fees.

  20. natevidlak says: Apr 5, 2017 5:45 PM

    does the city/county employ anyone with a brain?

  21. buzzlightner says: Apr 5, 2017 5:47 PM

    bahahahahaha… none of this mattered 3 weeks ago when they were still the oakland raiders… somebody is bitter about the breakup

  22. black59razorblog says: Apr 5, 2017 5:52 PM

    No class organization, lead by a mutant owner and a fanbase of cons on furlough

  23. tomtravis76 says: Apr 5, 2017 5:55 PM

    It would be comical if they evicted them in August. The scramble is worth it.

  24. scoreatwill says: Apr 5, 2017 6:06 PM

    Only 2 questions here:

    1. Who let them get by without paying?

    2. Who got the kick backs for letting them get by
    without paying?

  25. 3yardsndust says: Apr 5, 2017 6:09 PM

    Just so glad I don’t live in Oakland. Yikes!

  26. jmd0722 says: Apr 5, 2017 6:09 PM

    Having worked in Oakland, the city should sue the Raiders for this money. Either they pay or evict them now. Let them play in a high school stadium and see how well they make any money. For the last 50 years +, they have treated the city with destain. They arrogance of owner is unbelievable, whether it was Al or Mark.

  27. raiduhs says: Apr 5, 2017 6:14 PM

    Typical sour grapes BS…Warriors..GONE. Raiders…GONE..Good job Oakland politicians you ve served your city well.

  28. jimmysee says: Apr 5, 2017 6:32 PM

    Forget it Jake. It’s the Raiders.

  29. westcoastraider says: Apr 5, 2017 6:34 PM

    Makes me wonder if they are salty because they are fans and it hurts them to see the team go, or if they are salty because they are nothing more than greedy politicians who thought they could squeeze money out of the NFL and Davis and now realize that they deuced in the money bed and won’t be getting any “Contributions” from the stadium deal.

    Sure wish everyone would stop screwing with us die hard fans and let us enjoy our last 2, possibly 3 years with the team until they ride off for the desert.

    Stop killing it for us, Let us have our last few years

  30. donbat67 says: Apr 5, 2017 6:51 PM

    How about the parking fees from all the Raider fans when the play in San Diego .

  31. therealraider says: Apr 5, 2017 6:53 PM

    Oakland is showing its true colors. They arent even pretending to want to keep the Raiders anymore. St. Louis would have been thrilled to keep the Rams another year, same with San Diego and the Chargers. Not Oakland. Their wanting the Raiders out now just proves that Oakland doesnt deserve an NFL team anymore.

  32. guyjuneguyjune says: Apr 5, 2017 6:56 PM

    Oakland is only now recovering public funds of $800,000? California citizens are so overtaxed and DAVIS HASN’T PAYED WHAT’S DUE THE CITY? Davis is a crook and expects the stupid Raider Nation fans to show up in droves to watch their lame duck team screw them….again? This is sick and the height of arrogance of Raider management.

  33. petedutcherjr says: Apr 5, 2017 6:58 PM

    Not an Oakland fan (of the team OR the City), but I think they should evict them. What is the point of letting them stay? There is no chance the team changes its mind, right? And who knows? Another team may want to move into the city in a couple years anyway.

  34. gtodriver says: Apr 5, 2017 7:19 PM

    I have trouble believing that city officials would openly admit that they haven’t been paid properly.

    This is gross malfeasance in office by the city’s elected officials.

    Oakland residents should require a recall election of all the elected dolts that failed to do their jobs properly.

  35. e3ander says: Apr 5, 2017 7:29 PM

    San Diego welcomes… the “Temporary San Diego Raiders”!

  36. darkgoody says: Apr 5, 2017 7:39 PM

    Mark Davis is so full of it. Guess we know now where he got the money to pay his PR firm. If you think this is the electeds fault, you don’t know them and have not been following.

  37. darkgoody says: Apr 5, 2017 7:46 PM

    Note to Vegas taxpayers: when you all get conned out of your tax dollars and left with nothing, you won’t be able to say you weren’t warned.

    I might tune in once or twice to watch the spectacle of a visiting team enjoying home field advantage. That stadium will be two thirds full with visiting fans.

  38. sidelinecameraman says: Apr 5, 2017 7:51 PM

    If I was Oakland I’d cancel the lease just before the first home game……

  39. slick50kc says: Apr 5, 2017 8:05 PM

    As low class and character an organization there has ever been in professional sports.

  40. Purple People Eaters says: Apr 5, 2017 8:17 PM

    The Phantom Stranger
    Apr 5, 2017, 3:46 PM CDT
    Hundreds of thousands of unpaid parking dues? Sounds like me in college.

    ———-

    We have a winner!

  41. thetooloftools says: Apr 5, 2017 8:21 PM

    Davis finds $800,00.00 in the cushions of his coach. He’ll pay that plus interest. He could move to a high school field
    and still many huge money.
    Oakland. It’s over. Don’t go Hillary Clinton on us and HER> deplores and cry and scream. Try to make the ending smooth and not a disgrace.

  42. A happy green parrot says: Apr 5, 2017 8:42 PM

    If I was the city I would use the leverage now to get that money. Because once the team no longer needs that stadium the city wont even be able to get even an acknowledgment on any further requests.

    If I was the Raiders $800k is nothing compared to the amounts they throw around. I would just pay it to eliminate any ability the city has to stick it to them. (Because bringing it up suddenly like this sounds snarky so take that as a warning shot)

    If I was the NFL with their intense worry about public spin I would be pressing the Raiders to just flip them the money to shut the whole thing up and avoid any embarassing situations down the road.

  43. uglydingo says: Apr 5, 2017 8:52 PM

    Somewhere in heaven, Al Davis is smiling with pride.

  44. idiedpretty says: Apr 5, 2017 9:09 PM

    Maybe Vegas will pay? Only the Raiders! Parking tickets? LOL! Good luck in Vegas. That town consumes money!

  45. madderstork says: Apr 5, 2017 9:38 PM

    Larry Reid has been an anti-Raider political grandstander from day one.

  46. rootpain says: Apr 5, 2017 10:14 PM

    Davis learned it from Goodell. It was an accounting oversight.

  47. autumnwind999 says: Apr 5, 2017 10:24 PM

    Sour grapes.

  48. idiedpretty says: Apr 5, 2017 10:36 PM

    Somewhere in heaven, Al Davis is smiling with pride.
    _______________
    Why? Because the Raiders face possible eviction by an angry landlord and may have to play the next 3 seasons in a tiny college stadium losing millions in tevenue?? Al ain’t smilimg, Baby!

  49. popcherrycoke says: Apr 5, 2017 10:38 PM

    This makes the people running the city look like incompetent morons. You just forgot to collect $25,000 per game for four years? LOL, OK!

  50. fakejerryjones says: Apr 5, 2017 11:30 PM

    My Cowboys would never be cheap asses like that!

  51. i10east says: Apr 5, 2017 11:37 PM

    I guess that they can play temporarily in San Antonio, the official stop gap of the NFL.

  52. pantherpro says: Apr 5, 2017 11:41 PM

    Can they give them the tarp in exchange

  53. whatjusthapped says: Apr 6, 2017 6:32 AM

    Mark Davis is challenging the Wilf’s of the Vikings as the sleaziest NFL owner. The Wilf’s $46M in fraud charges is a tough hurdle to overcome but maybe if Oakland tacked on the interest charges and fines, they could make a run at it.

  54. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 6, 2017 8:11 AM

    Davis is a total scumbag. I hope the Raiders fail miserably in Vegas

  55. skankmeat says: Apr 6, 2017 8:14 AM

    Somewhere in heaven, Al Davis is smiling with pride.
    _______________________
    What? Because his beloved Raiders are possibly going to be evicted by and angry landlord, will get sued, have to play in a small college stadium for the next 3 years and lose millions in collateral revenues? Al aint smiling, Baby!

  56. raiduhs says: Apr 6, 2017 9:08 AM

    darkgoody says:
    Apr 5, 2017 7:46 PM
    Note to Vegas taxpayers: when you all get conned out of your tax dollars and left with nothing, you won’t be able to say you weren’t warned.

    ———

    Hey Genius….The TAX is on Hotel stays. Last time I checked Las Vegas residents live in RESIDENCES. So guess what ?? The tax payers who are paying for the stadium are tourists. Thank you California residents who visit our city for paying for our stadium…..LOL

  57. jjackwagon says: Apr 6, 2017 9:24 AM

    Oakland gonna Oakland…and I mean the city not the team.

    The team has deserved better for decades. Glad to see they are moving out of that dump. Can’t imagine why they would even want to stay two more years.
    Playing at the Barstow HS would be better.

  58. silvernblacksabbath says: Apr 6, 2017 9:29 AM

    Al Davis screwed it up by moving them to L.A. in the first place! I don’t blame the city of Oakland…

    Send them to San Antonio please!

  59. jag1959 says: Apr 6, 2017 9:34 AM

    So if Bad Boys Bail Bonds didn’t pay their taxes for 4 years would the city notice?

  60. simplec72 says: Apr 6, 2017 9:37 AM

    If my landlord was letting the place fall apart and not making any repairs I wouldn’t pay him either.

  61. 00otto says: Apr 6, 2017 9:43 AM

    this seems odd to me…..why would the money go to the raiders first and then have them split to the city……it would seems the money collected would go to the colliseum managment company who then would distribute the proceeds…….

  62. purplepride11 says: Apr 6, 2017 9:46 AM

    Kick them out! That would be hilarious!

  63. billh1947 says: Apr 6, 2017 10:01 AM

    The greedy Raiders organization stole the parking revenue from the city if Oakland who needs it far more than the Davis clan.they should be given one month to pay back the 800 grand to the city or be evicted.if Davis dont want to pay it the nfl surely would to make sure the team has a place to play this year.be tough Oakland,you owe the Raiders NOTHING.

  64. vetdana says: Apr 6, 2017 10:16 AM

    Hundreds of thousands of unpaid parking dues? Sounds like me in college.

    LOL !…My roommate in College had 2000.00 in unpaid University Parking tickets. Every time he went someplace , he parked illegally, received a ticket and stuffed them in his glove compartment. It was FULL !…only trouble was..He was a Senior ready to Graduate…NO NO, Univ. said NO DEGREE until you pay Up !..He Borrowed 2000 buckaroo’s to add to his Student Loan !…The Raiders should Bolt NOW..they will have very few fans left in Oakland !

  65. eaglesw00t says: Apr 6, 2017 10:37 AM

    This is the perfect example of what some people are complaining about on here.

    “Billionaires should pay for their own stadiums!!!”

    So the city should be able to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars EVERY YEAR in taxes, concessions, jobs, income tax, business growth of the area, and the football team is just supposed to suck it up and pay for everything?

    Some of you would be some broke NFL owners, let me tell you that…

    That city has made MUCH more than $250 million from the Oakland Raiders since they moved back there. This right here alone tells me that the city of Oakland makes enough money just from parking, that they cant even track it properly…

    Go ahead and give me those thumbs down. I know they’re inevitable from people with no understanding of economics.

  66. eaglesw00t says: Apr 6, 2017 10:40 AM

    purplepride11 says:
    Apr 6, 2017 9:46 AM

    Kick them out! That would be hilarious!

    ————————-

    It would also be illegal. I see a lot of people commenting this, but they cant just “kick them out”. Evicting ANYONE is a difficult process. Evicting a corporation that generates millions of dollars would take years. You cant just call it breach of contract, and say “you’re out today”. To even get it on a state court docket would take months.

    That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.

  67. idiedpretty says: Apr 6, 2017 1:56 PM

    this is true, the Raiders are likely in material breach of their lease agreement and subject to eviction just as you would be if you don’t pay your rent or mortgage. This is all subject to the cure provisions and whether proper written notice was given. In any event, the Raiders are potentially facing a lawsuit by the infuriated land lord, legal fees to defend same, a judgement in excess of $1M, immediate relocation fees and a new lease at places unknown. This could crater the Vegas deal. Good luck!

    Real Estate Attorney

  68. A happy green parrot says: Apr 7, 2017 8:31 AM

    eaglesw00t says:
    Apr 6, 2017 10:37 AM
    This is the perfect example of what some people are complaining about on here.

    “Billionaires should pay for their own stadiums!!!”

    So the city should be able to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars EVERY YEAR in taxes, concessions, jobs, income tax, business growth of the area, and the football team is just supposed to suck it up and pay for everything?

    Some of you would be some broke NFL owners, let me tell you that…

    That city has made MUCH more than $250 million from the Oakland Raiders since they moved back there. This right here alone tells me that the city of Oakland makes enough money just from parking, that they cant even track it properly…

    Go ahead and give me those thumbs down. I know they’re inevitable from people with no understanding of economics.

    ———————————

    Bob Kraft built his own stadium and its been a good arrangement for all concerned, especially Bob Kraft. Sure it cost him a bundle up front but he appears to be a more long term thinker as evidenced by how he keeps getting richer over the long haul. He does understand economics.

  69. A happy green parrot says: Apr 7, 2017 8:43 AM

    purplepride11 says:
    Apr 6, 2017 9:46 AM
    Kick them out! That would be hilarious!

    ————————-

    I agree that on the surface that sounds like the righteous thing to do and ultimately they do have the law behind them. But as someone that has had to carry out evictions from some of my properties I can tell you its not that easy. It usually has to go to court more than once and a savvy tenant can painfully drag that out. Since the Raiders have no intention to stay there permanently the advantage goes to them. They could easily keep an eviction proccess tied up in the courts until moving day comes anyhow. The city would then wind up with large legal bills and nothing to really show for it.

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