• SidCast: On Dayton and the stadium bill

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Nov 15, 2012
    Sid Hartman talks about the Vikings stadium bill and Gov. Dayton. Per the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dayton said Thursday that the team wasn’t “forthright” regarding the possibility of “hefty” PSLs, and that Dayton believes that stadium authority will prevent the team from passing along significant charges to the season-ticket holders. One of the reasons the Wilf family came up with an extra $50 million near the end of negotiations for a new Vikings stadium bill and will contribute a total of $477 million was because the bill included a clause that allowed the team owners to sell seat licenses in the new stadium. The Wilfs haven't made many mistakes since they purchased the Vikings in 2005, but sending out a survey to season ticket holders and asking them if they are willing to spend thousands of dollars to buy the rights to their seats for the first time, on top of the ticket prices, was a big mistake.
    • Dayton says Vikings weren’t “forthright” on stadium PSLs

      The PSL soap opera continues to unfold in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton, who sent a nasty letter to owners Zygi and Mark Wilf on Tuesday regarding the team’s plan to use Personal Seat Licenses to help fund the franchise’s $477 million share of the n
  • Hartman: Dayton knew fee for seats was in bill

    The governor is overreacting to the Vikings' survey of ticket holders about seat licensing in the new stadium.

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