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STATE OF THE STADIUM: HUBERT H. HUMPHREY METRODOME

     Today we continue to profile the NFL's infrastructure  with
a look at the Metrodome in Minnesota.
STADIUM: Hubert Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
AGE: Completed 1982.
OWNERSHIP: Owned and operated by Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission — a governmental body.
COST: $84M — debt of $40M to be paid off by 2012.
LUXURY SEATS: 115 suites — operated by the Vikings. Pay MSFC $1M a year for the rights.
CAPACITY: 64,000 — 9th lowest in NFL.
PARKING: No parking with the facility. All city or private lots — Vikings get no revenue.
GAME-DAY: All game-day personnel paid for by Vikings.
MAINTENANCE: Maintenance on the facility paid for by MSFC.
CONCESSIONS: Volume Services. Vikings receive 10% of revenue. City receives 55%, and MLB Twins get 35%.
ADVERTISING: Sports Facilities Commission handles all advertising. Vikings get no revenue.
LEASE: The Vikings' lease expires in 2012.
RENT: $2.84M — 3rd highest in NFL

(Source: Dennis Alfton, MSFC; rent figure from the Florida Times- Union article on July 24, 1994.)
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