Yet Another Reason For You To Be Glad You're Not A Vikings Fan

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Minnesota Taxpayers Could Be Pillaged for $280 Million in Vikings' Stadium Upgrades

Taxpayers spent about $500 million to build U.S Bank stadium, which is just seven years old.

Taxpayers fronted nearly $500 million for a new professional football stadium in Minneapolis that opened just seven years ago. Now, they could be on the hook for as much as $280 million more in ongoing maintenance costs over the next decade.

Despite being no older than a second-grader, U.S. Bank Stadium is reportedly in need of several major upgrades and there is not enough money set aside in the stadium's reserve fund to cover those costs, according to a report from the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune. There's about $16 million set aside now, but maintenance and upgrade costs will hit $48 million next year, according to the new assessment. The chairman of the organization that oversees the stadium isn't shy about the fact that taxpayers will be expected to pick up some of the tab.

"Is there sufficient money to cover these? The answer to that is no," Michael Vekich, chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, told the Star Tribune. "That is the work that we have to do collectively with [stadium operator] ASM, the Minnesota Vikings and…the governor and the Legislature."




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The Vikings just unveiled a new logo today, which looks like someone thought it'd be a good idea to base it on the Transformers logo. Then you got the Bears moving to a new stadium. These teams just don't have the tradition and the legacy that the Packers have. The Packers would never do any of those things.
 

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The Vikings just unveiled a new logo today, which looks like someone thought it'd be a good idea to base it on the Transformers logo. Then you got the Bears moving to a new stadium. These teams just don't have the tradition and the legacy that the Packers have. The Packers would never do any of those things.

To be honest if it is the logo someone did up and Sportscenter shared I believe that was fan art and not actually a logo the team was using.

That said the logo was awesome tho.
 
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The Vikings just unveiled a new logo today, which looks like someone thought it'd be a good idea to base it on the Transformers logo. Then you got the Bears moving to a new stadium. These teams just don't have the tradition and the legacy that the Packers have. The Packers would never do any of those things.
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Seems the world of pro football is playing the auto industry name.

If something isn't working out and they need attention, stadium name logo's, models, change the name
and hopefully everything will be fresh and new again.
 
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Seems the world of pro football is playing the auto industry name.

If something isn't working out and they need attention, stadium name logo's, models, change the name
and hopefully everything will be fresh and new again.

It's easier and cheaper than fixing the team/car.
 

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