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Vikings Already Kicking In Extra Money For More Escalators, TVs, Suites At New Stadium
Published June 23, 2014
EMPTY YOUR POCKETS: In Minneapolis, Sid Hartman writes the new money for TVs is probably “just the start of extra spending" as the Vikings are also going to put up an additional $2M to “add 18 suites in the stadium.” Vikings VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Lester Bagley said, “We’re going to go from 98 suites to 116 suites. We’re going to invest additional dollars in additional suites, an additional 18 suites that we will pay for but will be a benefit to all the events there. ... The point is that where we are in the process is we have 100 percent design documents and we have decisions to make.” Hartman notes the Minnesota state legislature “won’t put in any more money, so any additions to the stadium, or any higher costs with its construction," will have Vikings Owners the Wilfs "writing the check” (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 6/23).