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    Could the Vikings hit the lottery to fund a new stadium?

    [size=13pt]Could the Vikings hit the lottery?[/size]

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    In the last week, both the Washington Redskins and New England Patriots have partnered with their respective area lotteries as a way to create additional income after the method was approved at the NFL owners meetings......


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    Re: Could the Vikings hit the lottery to fund a new stadium?

    ....the Boston Red Sox have a similar type of deal with the Massachusetts State Lottery – a three-year deal that reportedly nets the Red Sox as much as $200 million annually.
    $600 mil in 3 years? Hell, Massachusetts isn't even that big of a state.

    This seems like a very viable option & one that the Vikings should pursue.

    The Twins are already doing it, why not the Vikings.

    Along with Wilf's contribution, in less than 10 years that stadium could be paid for without raising taxes.

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    Re: Could the Vikings hit the lottery to fund a new stadium?

    Someone on the PFT comments said this idea was shot down before because the Vikings don't have enough fan support for it to make a difference. I don't know how true that is.

    It sounds like a good idea to me though.
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    Re: Could the Vikings hit the lottery to fund a new stadium?

    "singersp" wrote:
    ....the Boston Red Sox have a similar type of deal with the Massachusetts State Lottery – a three-year deal that reportedly nets the Red Sox as much as $200 million annually.
    $600 mil in 3 years? Hell, Massachusetts isn't even that big of a state.

    This seems like a very viable option & one that the Vikings should pursue.

    The Twins are already doing it, why not the Vikings.

    Along with Wilf's contribution, in less than 10 years that stadium could be paid for without raising taxes.
    Population of the Greater Boston area: (which includes the metro areas of Providence, Rhode Island and Worcester, Massachusetts) 7.4 million

    Population of the Greater Twin Cities area: 3.5 million

    I don't think we would see anywhere close to the rate that the Sox saw, especially in this economy.
    But I agree.
    It could be a feasible way to generate funds for a new stadium.
    I don't think that $600 - $750 million over the course of the next ten years would be out of the question at all.
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    Re: Could the Vikings hit the lottery to fund a new stadium?

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    ....the Boston Red Sox have a similar type of deal with the Massachusetts State Lottery – a three-year deal that reportedly nets the Red Sox as much as $200 million annually.
    $600 mil in 3 years? Hell, Massachusetts isn't even that big of a state.

    This seems like a very viable option & one that the Vikings should pursue.

    The Twins are already doing it, why not the Vikings.

    Along with Wilf's contribution, in less than 10 years that stadium could be paid for without raising taxes.
    Population of the Greater Boston area: (which includes the metro areas of Providence, Rhode Island and Worcester, Massachusetts) 7.4 million

    Population of the Greater Twin Cities area: 3.5 million

    I don't think we would see anywhere close to the rate that the Sox saw, especially in this economy.
    But I agree.
    It could be a feasible way to generate funds for a new stadium.
    I don't think that $600 - $750 million over the course of the next ten years would be out of the question at all.
    The lottery is state wide, not city wide.
    Just because because someone doesn't live in the Metro are doesn't mean they are any more or any less fans. They are just as apt to buy a ticket in Duluth as they are on Minneapolis. They buy scratch-offs to win money & will still buy them whether it has a Viking logo on it or a cartoon of some guy fishing.



    Minnesota's population; 5,220,393

    Massachusetts' population; 6,497,967


    Irregardless, It would still generate sufficient income IMO.




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    Re: Could the Vikings hit the lottery to fund a new stadium?

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    ....the Boston Red Sox have a similar type of deal with the Massachusetts State Lottery – a three-year deal that reportedly nets the Red Sox as much as $200 million annually.
    $600 mil in 3 years? Hell, Massachusetts isn't even that big of a state.

    This seems like a very viable option & one that the Vikings should pursue.

    The Twins are already doing it, why not the Vikings.

    Along with Wilf's contribution, in less than 10 years that stadium could be paid for without raising taxes.
    Population of the Greater Boston area: (which includes the metro areas of Providence, Rhode Island and Worcester, Massachusetts) 7.4 million

    Population of the Greater Twin Cities area: 3.5 million

    I don't think we would see anywhere close to the rate that the Sox saw, especially in this economy.
    But I agree.
    It could be a feasible way to generate funds for a new stadium.
    I don't think that $600 - $750 million over the course of the next ten years would be out of the question at all.
    Son of a gun. I wonder who would be brilliant enough to come up with an idea like that

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    Re: Could the Vikings hit the lottery to fund a new stadium?

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    ....the Boston Red Sox have a similar type of deal with the Massachusetts State Lottery – a three-year deal that reportedly nets the Red Sox as much as $200 million annually.
    $600 mil in 3 years? Hell, Massachusetts isn't even that big of a state.

    This seems like a very viable option & one that the Vikings should pursue.

    The Twins are already doing it, why not the Vikings.

    Along with Wilf's contribution, in less than 10 years that stadium could be paid for without raising taxes.
    Population of the Greater Boston area: (which includes the metro areas of Providence, Rhode Island and Worcester, Massachusetts) 7.4 million

    Population of the Greater Twin Cities area: 3.5 million

    I don't think we would see anywhere close to the rate that the Sox saw, especially in this economy.
    But I agree.
    It could be a feasible way to generate funds for a new stadium.
    I don't think that $600 - $750 million over the course of the next ten years would be out of the question at all.
    Son of a gun. I wonder who would be brilliant enough to come up with an idea like that
    I seem to remember some guy who owns a custom cabinetry business going on and on about it.
    But there was also this idiot software engineer from North Dakota who kept saying that the NFL would never allow it.
    Their names seem to escape me at the moment though...
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Could the Vikings hit the lottery to fund a new stadium?

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    ....the Boston Red Sox have a similar type of deal with the Massachusetts State Lottery – a three-year deal that reportedly nets the Red Sox as much as $200 million annually.
    $600 mil in 3 years? Hell, Massachusetts isn't even that big of a state.

    This seems like a very viable option & one that the Vikings should pursue.

    The Twins are already doing it, why not the Vikings.

    Along with Wilf's contribution, in less than 10 years that stadium could be paid for without raising taxes.
    Population of the Greater Boston area: (which includes the metro areas of Providence, Rhode Island and Worcester, Massachusetts) 7.4 million

    Population of the Greater Twin Cities area: 3.5 million

    I don't think we would see anywhere close to the rate that the Sox saw, especially in this economy.
    But I agree.
    It could be a feasible way to generate funds for a new stadium.
    I don't think that $600 - $750 million over the course of the next ten years would be out of the question at all.
    Son of a gun. I wonder who would be brilliant enough to come up with an idea like that
    I seem to remember some guy who owns a custom cabinetry business going on and on about it.
    But there was also this idiot software engineer from North Dakota who kept saying that the NFL would never allow it.
    Their names seem to escape me at the moment though...
    In all fairness to you, wasn't that a casino & not lottery tickets? Lottery tickets are already approved by both the state & the NFL. Very little investment if any needs to go into it to make it a reality.

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    Re: Could the Vikings hit the lottery to fund a new stadium?

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    ....the Boston Red Sox have a similar type of deal with the Massachusetts State Lottery – a three-year deal that reportedly nets the Red Sox as much as $200 million annually.
    $600 mil in 3 years? Hell, Massachusetts isn't even that big of a state.

    This seems like a very viable option & one that the Vikings should pursue.

    The Twins are already doing it, why not the Vikings.

    Along with Wilf's contribution, in less than 10 years that stadium could be paid for without raising taxes.
    Population of the Greater Boston area: (which includes the metro areas of Providence, Rhode Island and Worcester, Massachusetts) 7.4 million

    Population of the Greater Twin Cities area: 3.5 million

    I don't think we would see anywhere close to the rate that the Sox saw, especially in this economy.
    But I agree.
    It could be a feasible way to generate funds for a new stadium.
    I don't think that $600 - $750 million over the course of the next ten years would be out of the question at all.
    Son of a gun. I wonder who would be brilliant enough to come up with an idea like that
    I seem to remember some guy who owns a custom cabinetry business going on and on about it.
    But there was also this idiot software engineer from North Dakota who kept saying that the NFL would never allow it.
    Their names seem to escape me at the moment though...
    Actually you are still correct on the original premise, which was a state run casino in the state. But I would be fine with this type of elective funding mechanism to get it done. ;D

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    Re: Could the Vikings hit the lottery to fund a new stadium?

    All I can say, is DO IT.

    Now.
    Vegans are eating the rainforests. =(

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