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08:45 AM ET 01.28 | The NFL is annoyed with the idea of the Minnesota Vikings playing up to three seasons at TCF Bank Stadium. There is the $67 million financial hit, not to mention potential logistical nightmares while waiting for Metrodome 2.0. And league owners still would have to sign off on this concept before the Vikings play a single down at the University of Minnesota.

St. Paul Pioneer Press

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January 28, 2012  08:56 AM ET

The only thing the NFL cares about is the money, they will OK a move to LA in a minute if it fills their coffers.

January 28, 2012  08:57 AM ET

Yawn

January 28, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The only thing the NFL cares about is the money, they will OK a move to LA in a minute if it fills their coffers.

+1.

January 28, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yawn

+1

January 28, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The only thing the NFL cares about is the money, they will OK a move to LA in a minute if it fills their coffers.

The Bengals averaged 49,000 ( inflated numbers as usual ) and no one at headquarters said a thing about it.
This is not about reduced seating, but you can bet it is about revenue.

January 28, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Bengals averaged 49,000 ( inflated numbers as usual ) and no one at headquarters said a thing about it. This is not about reduced seating, but you can bet it is about revenue.

Are we supposed to believe that the Vikings get more than that?

January 28, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The only thing the NFL cares about is the money, they will OK a move to LA in a minute if it fills their coffers.

I can't blame them. Are they supposed to lose money to make the Vikings happy? Minnesota already is the lowest revenue producing team in the NFL and would be better off in another city.

January 28, 2012  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Bengals averaged 49,000 ( inflated numbers as usual ) and no one at headquarters said a thing about it.This is not about reduced seating, but you can bet it is about revenue.

Of course it's about revenue.

January 28, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yawn

<drinks cup of coffee....goes back to bed....>

January 28, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Are we supposed to believe that the Vikings get more than that?

The League reported that the vikings ranked 23rd in home attendance at around 62,000 per game.
This is more about squeezing all they can from the taxpayers there. That is all, and the day they move a team to LA the ruse is over. The NFL needs that carrot to throw out there every time. And they do.
Tell em, go ahead, move there-again.

January 28, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Of course it's about revenue.

Or , more likely, stadium funding. Revenue from attendance is all BS in the NFL. Shared anyways, and the visiting team would get more of the share if the Vikings played at that college field because high priced, suites and corporate seating money is NOT shared by the home team.
THAT is why teams scramble to build new stadiums. Every new stadium has FEWER of the seats that go to the general public and MORE corporate, unshared revenue, seating.

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January 28, 2012  09:53 AM ET

Attendance down this year across the league.

Maybe bigger stadia ain't the answer, Mr. Goodell.

January 28, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Attendance down this year across the league.

Maybe bigger stadia ain't the answer, Mr. Goodell.

Bigger fans?

January 28, 2012  10:20 AM ET

Ok, Cancel da Season or Play your home gamesvin Detroit, they can use the Business!!!

January 28, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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If the taxpayers don't want an NFL team they can vote against it. Nobody is forcing the fans to okay a tax funded stadium

Sometimes. Then there is the backdoor used by legislative bodies to pay for things. Like increased sales tax, hotels and the like. Not that simple.

January 28, 2012  10:54 AM ET

You mean there's money involved in football? I thought it was just a game.

January 28, 2012  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Sometimes. Then there is the backdoor used by legislative bodies to pay for things. Like increased sales tax, hotels and the like. Not that simple.

Or plan B, after the PA taxpayers overwhelmingly shot down a 1% increase in the sales tax to fund stadiums, the legislature approved use of Regional Asset District funds to construct the stadiums and expand a convention center. The RAD funds come from a 1% sales tax levied on Allegheny county in 1994.

January 28, 2012  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Or plan B, after the PA taxpayers overwhelmingly shot down a 1% increase in the sales tax to fund stadiums, the legislature approved use of Regional Asset District funds to construct the stadiums and expand a convention center. The RAD funds come from a 1% sales tax levied on Allegheny county in 1994.

If you use the backdoor you don't need to worry about her taking a Plan B.

 
January 28, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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If you use the backdoor you don't need to worry about her taking a Plan B.

Excellent observation!

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