I know, this could probably go in another thread, but I havn't seen this brought up yet and was wondering, how many jobs does Minnesota lose if the Vikings leave?
So, the Vikes want 400 million, divided by a 30 year lease is approximately 13.333 million per year. That's a lot of money, but lets think about how much the state makes off of the Vikings now...
The high end of MN State Income tax is 7.85% So, guesstimating they spend 120 million/year in player salaries, gives the state 9.42 million dollars a year right there.
And that is just the players! There are also coaches, scouts, trainers, management, counselors etc employed by the Vikings and they all pay state income taxes.
Then there is the Metrodome...How many Minnesotans are employed as groundkeepers, janitors, concession sales, parking attendents, security, maintenance, etc, etc, etc? They pay taxes.
A new stadium will require an estimated 1000 construction workers and they'll pay taxes.
And then there is all the businesses around the Metrodome that benefit from people traveling to the area for gamedays. Hotels, bars, restaurants, taxis etc etc etc make more money on game day. The state of Minnesota collects sales taxes on all of this and their employees all pay state income taxes too.
And then there's the possibility of hosting a Superbowl, Final Four, big name concerts, highschool championships, etc etc etc.
Isn't it obvious that the team brings a boat load of money and jobs into the state...? How many jobs will leave the state with the Vikings when they go!?!???