New stadium means end to ex-GM Mike Lynn's Dome suite deal with Vikings

Ex-Vikings general manager Mike Lynn's sweet deal with the team is finally going to come to an end with the team's move to its new stadium. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says Lynn negotiated a controversial contract with the Vikings that granted him 10 percent of luxury suite revenue for every event at the Metrodome starting in 1982 -- and he's still being compensated for the deal today.
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Ex-Vikings general manager Mike Lynn's sweet deal with the team is finally going to come to an end with the team's move to its new stadium. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says Lynn negotiated a controversial contract with the Vikings that granted him 10 percent of luxury suite revenue for every event at the Metrodome starting in 1982 -- and he's still being compensated for the deal today.

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