No one should be surprised by Vikings seat licenses

  • Article by: Editorial , St. Cloud Times
  • Updated: October 16, 2013 - 7:05 PM

NFL teams will always maximize revenue from new stadiums, meaning fans will pay more.

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whosaysOct. 16, 13 7:27 PM

Let's. Dig a little deeper into the seat licensing deal. Let's assume I buy two seats and pay the PSL fees to the Vikings. I hold the tickets for 5 years And then decide not to purchase my tickets anymore. From what I have read, I can attempt to sell my seat licenses and the right to buy those season tickets to someone else. It is possible that I could recoup my PSL fees. More than likely I just walk from the seats as I can't find someone to buy them from me. The Vikings now resell those seats and sell the PSL fees again. How come some sharp reporter hasn't reported on the gift that keeps on giving to the team owners? SO this was the best deal our governor, mayor Ryback and the legislature could negotiate? I am sure that Ted Mondale will protect us the rest of the way. Oh wait he has absolutely no experience in his job and couldn't manage his own checkbook. Watch out taxpayers the bad news isn't over yet.

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nflcrooksOct. 16, 13 7:57 PM

Thank you Govenor Dayton, Rybak and Teddy Mondale for screwing the Minnesota taxpayers by performing a horrible job of negotiating. A 3rd grader could have done a better job of representing MN taxpayers...it's not complicated.

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rshacklefordOct. 16, 13 9:24 PM

Don't forget about Don Samuels who supported this joke of a project and now wants to be MAYOR of Minneapolis. First he angrily says to TV news cameras, while in north Mpls, that he is going to get back at the banks and those that took advantage of the poor. Then he turns around and supports a billionaire. He is a hypocrite.

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raybeamOct. 16, 13 9:29 PM

This editorial should finish with this concluding statement: The Vikings stadium is not something that should be paid for by the taxpayers. It is not the "peoples stadium."

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jimmybobbyOct. 16, 13 9:31 PM

Here is an idea. Don't attend the games. Don't pay the inflated prices. Do Something Else! Then you don't pay the PSL. Let some other poor yearning soul pay for them. Or better yet. Nobody pay for them.

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dakmarknetOct. 16, 13 9:31 PM

Thanks to the republican legislature for insuring the MN Vikings continue to have Minnesota as their home. It doesn't matter the cost.

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drudgemonkeyOct. 16, 13 9:32 PM

Stop your whining and pay up, Vikings fans. SKOL!! You wanted it, you got it.

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foneboothOct. 16, 1310:38 PM

Haven't been a fan of the Vikings for years...they haven't had a winning attitude since the 60's. That said, even if they become superbowl material, I will never, ever, never buy a ticket to see a game in the new stadium. Need to change their name to Ripoffkings...

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randyjkOct. 17, 13 5:16 AM

Sports fans are the new smokers. Keep gouging them but they don't quit.

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transplantedOct. 17, 13 6:50 AM

When fans quit buying tickets because the Vikings aren't what they used to be, and the Wilfs realize they're still trying to market to a fan base they believe doesn't know the difference between the good old days and this team they've put on the field today,you're going to be able to hear a whispered conversation from the upper deck, down on the field. Maybe someone will listen, then?

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