Zygi Wilf Lowers Minnesota Vikings Stadium Contribution to As Low as $270m

A guy rolls into town in a limo from the National Football League to demand public money for Zygi Wilf’s private business. While demanding the public’s money, he mentions this:

Of the $420 million or so the Wilfs have said the Vikings would contribute to a new stadium, Grubman estimated $100 million to $150 million could come from league financing.

Let’s split the difference at $125 million. $420 million minus $125 million is $295 million.

Which would mean that Zygi Wilf would be putting less money than Ramsey County toward the stadium he’s demanding.

Which would mean that Zygi Wilf would be putting less money than the State of Minnesota toward the stadium he’s demanding.

Zygi’s contribution would be less than 30%!

He’s asking for more public money than any NFL franchisee in the history of the NFL, and isn’t even willing to put up 30% of the cost!

4 thoughts on “Zygi Wilf Lowers Minnesota Vikings Stadium Contribution to As Low as $270m”

  1. The monies that the NFL would contribute is a loan to the Vikings and would be paid back thru profits from the stadium.

  2. I’ve always thought that the most reasonable/realistic deal would divide the costs 1/3 Vikings, 1/3 NFL, and 1/3 public. Right now it’s 1/3 Vikings/NFL and 2/3 public, and it’s pretty obvious right now that the Vikings’ and NFL’s pocketbooks are doing a lot better than any public ones!

  3. @Tony, the NFL has developed a very profitable business model based upon threatening states and cities with relocation if they don’t cough up hundreds of millions of dollars to build unnecessary replacement stadiums. They aren’t going to break from that model until the public comes to its senses. I hope Minnesota shows some leadership on this issue. It would be good for Minnesota and good for the country for Minnesota to say no to the NFL’s Wilfare demands.

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