Dayton Talks Wilfs & Vikes Stadium 17 Sep 13

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton says that Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf should have to cover much of the team’s share of stadium construction from their own pockets, not through profit from expensive personal seat licenses. Dayton made the statement to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Monday as the authority negotiates final stadium contracts with the team. The governor cites reports that suggested the team’s owners could get much of their $477-million share of the $1-billion stadium from an NFL contribution, and revenue from naming rights and seat licenses. Dayton writes that the team’s share should come from the Wilfs and “not from Vikings fans through the sale of expensive personal seat licenses.”