A Minnesota lawmaker claims the Vikings stadium deal will eventually benefit team owner Zygi Wilf and his brother, team president Mark Wilf.
State Rep. Bob Barrett tells KSTP-TV that after Wilf earns revenue from stadium naming rights and a contribution from the NFL, he calculates the Vikings owner can earn up to $350 million in personal seat license revenue.
Barrett is making the claims just as Minnesota readies the rollout of electronic pulltab machines, which will help the state pay the $348 million it has committed to the $975 million project.
Meanwhile, the the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says it is close to naming the architect of the new Vikings stadium. The group indicated Friday that architect -- which will be selected from a group of five finalists -- will be selected by early October.
See the KSTP report on Barrett's claims below: