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VIKINGS, UNDER LEASE UNTIL 2012, WANT CHANGES AT DOME
Published September 26, 1995
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue joined Vikings President Roger Headrick in a meeting of the Advisory Task Force in the Twin Cities to explain the team's requirements for financial health at the Metrodome. Headrick told the panel he wants more revenue from the facility, including ad income, concessions and ticket sales. However, "some of that new cash can come only if the Twins don't share the stadium with the football team," writes Jay Weiner in the Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE. Tagliabue and Headrick presented figures showing the Vikings ranking 21st out of the NFL's 28 teams last season in net revenue. The Vikings kept $58.2M compared to the league-leading Cowboys' $92.9M. Just as the Twins did in a presentation to the Task Force last month, the Vikings laid out a wish list. Wiener reports that while both teams want control of the facility, both also seek the same new revenue sources from the dome. They also differ on areas for new seats (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 9/26).