Deadbeat Raiders owe Coliseum authority $800K in back parking revenue

Before the NFL team can begin its long farewell to Oakland, it has to clear up the nearly $1 million in parking revenue owed.

Before the lame-duck, Las Vegas-boundRaiders can begin their long farewell to Oakland, they've got to clear up a slight matter of $800,000 owed the Coliseum Authority, KCBS Radio reported Wednesday.

An unidentified board member told KCBS, "We're blindsided by this."

The Coliseum authority saystheRaiders havebeen making annual parking paymentsbut notthe amount owed, according to their contract.

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Still, theColiseum board says it won't use the parking revenue issue as an excuse to prevent the Raiders from playing at the Coliseum for at least the next two seasons for which the NFL team has one-year options.

The Raiders are scheduled to begin play in 2020 at a new $1.9billion stadium near the Vegas Strip. Where the team will play in 2019 remains up in the air, but the Coliseum authority has said it won't make its stadium available.

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