Vikings have 'clear authority' to pursue seat license fees

10:30 AM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The head of the authority overseeing construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium says legislation authorizing the project gives the team clear authority to pursue seat license fees.

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michelle Kelm-Helgen says  she expects any fees for personal seat licenses would be in line with those charged for other new stadiums recently built in the state.

The licenses are common in the NFL, with some teams charging many thousands of dollars. The issue blew up this week when Gov. Mark Dayton came out against them.

The Minnesota Twins charged $1,000 to $2,000 on a small number of premium seats at Target Field.

Vikings vice president Lester Bagley told the authority at its meeting Friday that the team hasn't made a decision on licenses.


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