900,000 in the rst 12 months.
back to Minnesotans.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
in public dollars. Since its opening in 1982, the acility has
o which has gone back to the State’s General Fund. Theremainder has gone back to local governments.
million in taxes generated rom the Metrodome operations. Theteam currently pays nearly $20 million in taxes annually:
Vikings Direct Taxes in 2010 (in millions)
Sales Tax on Tickets 3.0^Sales/Use Tax on Stadium Merchandise Sales 0.1^
Admissions Tax - MSFC
^ Extrapolated to 10 games at the Metrodome for 2010.
taxes in Minnesota, totaling approximately $1 million annually.
can be covered with taxes paid by team and ans.
to continue to host events and attendees rom the entire Stateand beyond. The Metrodome hosts hundreds o events eachyear, including high school ootball games, amateur baseball
and international events.
Minnesota will collect $26 million annually rom new stadium-related sales and player income taxes.
outside the Twin Cities stay in a hotel and spend money in thecommunity when they attend a Vikings game.
as Canada and England.
January 2010 Vikings-Cowboys playof game showed visiting
in restaurants, hotels and retail stores and on transportation.
overall sales (output) in the Twin Cities economy expanded by$9.1 million or the weekend.
ans, the Vikings, the team’s employees and players, visiting
o the acility.
QUALITY OF LIFE BENEFITS
on during a Vikings game are tuned into Vikings ootball. The
and the perception o the State around the country.
point o any championship game since 1981.
Vikings add to the region’s competitiveness, citing surveys that
ability to attract and retain key executives.
players on the team’s active roster participated in the team’scommunity outreach program in each o the last ve years.
distributed nearly $10 million in cash to children and amily-related causes.
causes throughout the ve-state area.