Vikings game in London is costly one for workers, businesses in Twin Cities

  • Article by: Mike Kaszuba , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 25, 2013 - 7:07 AM

Businesses, workers count loss from one less home game.

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dmulville72Sep. 24, 13 9:25 PM

surprise, surprise! The Vikes ownership doesnt give a crap about stadium workers or revenue around the stadium or the people that depend on the games for their livelyhood. What is wrong with supporters of a publicly funded stadium? These people just don't care about anything but themselves.

dude01Sep. 24, 13 9:33 PM

Let's pass another half cent metro sales tax to cover local losses when the Vikes play in London. We can add it to the metro transit tax and then give any excess to the Wilfs to help them fight their court battles in NJ. Go Vikes!

CayshedSep. 24, 13 9:42 PM

Boo hoo. How about don't plan on making your living off an NFL crowd? The way the Vikes are "playing" this year, I think they have a lot more pressing concerns than one road game in jolly old England. I starting to wonder if Ponder can even pass gas successfully.

harryhankSep. 24, 13 9:53 PM

The loss of one home game won't have a financial impact on Minnesota since the money spent on the Vikings will, instead, be spent locally by fans.

mnpls123Sep. 24, 1310:11 PM

Wcco just had this on the news and they had ticket king on as being impacted. I'm glad it is hitting them in the pocket books as they buy up blocks of tickets to jack the prices on everyone else.

adliblogSep. 24, 1310:28 PM

Vikings game in London is costly one for workers, businesses in Twin Cities *** But not so costly for the Vikings because it's played before neutral fans. And one of these two teams will be 1 and 3 on Sunday. But if it isn't the Vikings they can always say, later in the season when one of the teams is 10 and 3, that it was the turning point of their season.

marketerSep. 24, 1310:31 PM

If you base your business profit on 9 days a year you are a terrible businessman. 2.47% is a very very small amount to expect to make a profit from. Everyone know that the game and league will grossly overstate their impact. My question is, "Why did Indianapolis LOSE money hosting it?"

marketerSep. 24, 1310:37 PM

"the money spent on the Vikings will, instead, be spent locally by fans." .................Yup! Well known fact, harryhank. The entertainment dollar is just spread around elsewhere in the community. It just doesn't disappear or get buried in the backyard. The purple clowns think that the whole financial world revolves on their second watered down Bud Light.

Coach ScottSep. 24, 1310:38 PM

While I feel sorry for those mentioned in this story, I really feel for the UK fans of NFL who are paying real money to watch two horrible teams. After this game, I doubt the NFL will be such a hit. This is a losing situation all around.

paulnogaSep. 24, 1311:12 PM

Escaping to London. What do prior NFL playoff teams the Vikings, 49ers, and Falcons have in common? A)They are all losing this year B)In the last year, their states voted them a new stadium Strange


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