As investments go, the Vikings made a pretty good one.
According to the Associated Press, the Vikings spent $115,000 on lobbying efforts in Minnesota from January 2012 through May 2012. In return, the Vikings finally finagled a new stadium, which includes roughly $500 million in public funding.
So, yeah, $115,000 for $500 million. Not a bad deal.
Of course, the Vikings surely have been spending on lobbyists in past years, with no payoff. Still, it would take a lot of money for lobbying before anyone would suggest that the Vikings didn’t get their money’s worth on this one.