The PSL soap opera continues to unfold in Minnesota.
Governor Mark Dayton, who sent a nasty letter to owners Zygi and Mark Wilf on Tuesday regarding the team’s plan to use Personal Seat Licenses to help fund the franchise’s $477 million share of the new stadium, overlooked the fact that the stadium bill that he signed into law allows the team to use that device.
Per the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dayton said Thursday that the team wasn’t “forthright” regarding the possibility of “hefty” PSLs, and that Dayton believes that stadium authority will prevent the team from passing along significant charges to the season-ticket holders.
Still, the document says what it says. And if the Vikings believe the open market will support the payment of significant PSLs, which can be bought and sold like stock by season-ticket holders, then the Vikings have the right to try to use them.
If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, then the Vikings will have to come up with other ways to pay for the stadium.
Regardless, Dayton agreed to a stadium deal that allows the device, and it just seems goofy for him to be complaining about it now.