Viking Owners To Use Own Money 05 Oct 13

The “stadium use agreement” with the Minnesota Vikings will require the team’s owners to come up with about $100-million of their own money. The state has agreed to sell $125-million in personal seat license fees on the team’s behalf, but the Vikings were hoping to generate closer to $200-million. Governor Dayton wanted to see the Wilf family contribute their own cash, however. The team is getting $200-million from the NFL in loans and grants, along with revenue from naming rights, concessions and ticket sales. Several citizens had addressed the Sports Facilities Authority to criticize the deal.