Lawmaker claims Wilfs will likely make money in Vikings stadium deal

A Minnesota lawmaker claims the Vikings stadium deal will eventually benefit team owner Zygi Wilf and his brother, Mark. State Rep. Bob Barrett claims 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.
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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:

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