There's quite a bit going on in relation to the Minnesota Vikings stadium bill Monday as legislators try to figure out exactly what they want to do in regard to the team's future. It might not be pretty, either, as they go through all sorts of amendments that seem to be more confusing than helpful.
One of the amendments on the docket, as discovered by the Star Tribune's Rachel Stassen-Berger, would guarantee that the Vikings get to host a Super Bowl if they build a new stadium. The actual wording is included below, via the legislature's website.
(a) As a condition of building a stadium pursuant to this act, the authority shall enter into an agreement with the National Football League that would establish that the new stadium shall be the host site of an NFL Super Bowl no later than the third NFL season following completion of the stadium.
(b) The penalty for breach of this agreement shall be a surcharge on rent in the lease or use agreement under section 473J.15, subdivisions 3 and 4, equal to three times the rent paid for the remainder of the term of the lease or use agreement, or until the stadium hosts a Super Bowl."
That would be interesting if it makes it through, won't it?