Vikings officials say they’re willing to contribute the third-highest amount ever to build a new NFL stadium, but Pat Kessler of WCCO-TV says that’s not the whole story.
In a “Reality Check” segment, Kessler notes that the Vikings claimed $425 million contribution is technically correct, but all the money isn’t coming from the team:
“The Vikings’ contribution includes up to $150 million in a low interest NFL loan that visiting teams pay when they visit Minnesota. There could also be $75 million from the sale of personal seat licenses. Together, they could drop [owner Zygi] Wilf’s personal stadium stake to less than $225 million.”
And, he notes:
“The Vikings $425 million stadium investment may be the third largest in the history of the NFL, but Minnesota’s public share is record setting at $650 million.”