Mark Davis: Raiders Won't Be Present at Next Coliseum Authority Meeting

The Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority will meet Friday and discuss the status of a possible lease extension with the Raiders.

Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN that he will not be in attendance.

The Associated Press reported Monday night that no Raiders officials will be in attendance, and no formal meeting with the team and the Coliseum board has been scheduled.

The Raiders' lease to play at the Coliseum expired after the 2018 season, leaving the Raiders to search for a 2019 home before they moved to Las Vegas in 2020.

The team hoped to remain in Oakland next season but pulled its $7.5 million lease offer for 2019 off the table. That action was a response to the city of Oakland suing the Raiders and the NFL for antitrust violations and breach of contract.

The Raiders have explored other options since, including San Francisco's Oracle Park. Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium is another a possible Bay Area option.

The Coliseum has not been formally eliminated as a prospect.

"Yes, there still is a possibility that an agreement can be reached," executive director Scott McKibben told the Bay Area News Group on Monday. "(I'm) not sure what the odds are but still possible."

The Coliseum Authority will let the Raiders do their due diligence.

"Once the Raiders have completed all their research on other places, we will sit down and talk one last time," McKibben told BANG.

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