- The stadium debate is "backwards," since taxpayers should be "demanding that the Vikings share some of their profits with taxpayers since taxpayers are in essence business partners with Vikings’ ownership due to the fact the public built the Metrodome for the Vikings to play their games in."
- Would-be stadium spenders build their house upon sand
Eric Roper, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
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In a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton, Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and the City Council, Nader said a public subsidy would be an unwise investment and urged lawmakers to hold a citywide referendum on the plan.
A consumer advocate who received nearly 3 percent of the popular vote in the 2000 presidential election, Nader sent the letter on behalf of his organization League of Fans. League of Fans, based in Washington, opposes public subsidies for sports teams.
Would-be stadium spenders build their house upon sand, Art Rolnick and Mike Meyers, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
- For the latest display of shaky foundations supporting the case to spend public money for private gain, witness the feeble arguments for a new Vikings stadium made by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Council President Barbara Johnson
- A Stadium's Costly Legacy Throws Taxpayers for a Loss
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