Former 7th Congressional District candidate (GOP), Alan Roebke posed an interesting proposal for how to solve the Vikings stadium issue: Sell the Metrodome to the players.
So I’m proposing we bring competition or a predator into the Vikings stadium debate by offering the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome to the NFL Players Association for $10, just like when Zygi Wilf was offered it for $1 but turned it down. Owning a stadium to keep the Vikings in Minnesota brings endless possibilities to the NFL players group. In fact, they might find building a new stadium in Minnesota has even more benefits than owning the renovated Metrodome if they just run the numbers.
That’s an interesting concept. Players already share revenue with owners from TV revenue. Perhaps the players should get into the stadium game as well? I have a hunch that owners wouldn’t like this one bit. But, if owners don’t like it, there is an easy solution. They can pay for their own stadiums.