Minnesota Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley has dubbed the new Vikings stadium bill "unworkable."
Bagley made the comment after the Minnesota House made heavy revisions to the original plan, including a big increase on the amount of money the Vikings are expected to pay.
On Thursday morning, Sports Radio 100.3 tweeted:
Bagley: "We made it very clear that [this amendment] violates a negotiated agreement...that particular provision is unworkable." #Vikings— KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) May 8, 2012
The amendment in question, added to the bill Monday, stipulates that the team must pay an additional $105 million for the stadium, and that naming rights revenue be divvied up between the team and the public .
The Pioneer Press put it thus:
An amendment introduced by Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, passed 97-31. It lowers the state's contribution by $105 million and raises the team's by that amount, and allows the public to share in naming rights revenue, which had been assigned to the team.
The Senate is hearing a different version -- according to the Pioneer Press, it's a significantly different version -- of the bill Tuesday.
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