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The NFL's extravagant demands for Super Bowl host cities
sb nation ^ | 6-6-14 | Ryan Van Bibber

Posted on 06/10/2014 8:29:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

In order to deliver a Super Bowl, the NFL wants free luxury hotel rooms, police escorts and tax exemption from the host city. A leaked report reveals the league's 153 pages of requests for the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Two years ago, the Minnesota State Legislature and the city of Minneapolis were ready to walk away from a plan to provide approximately $500 million to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf to pay more than half the costs a new stadium. It took a veiled threat to move the team to Los Angeles and a dramatic last-minute lobbying campaign from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, but the will of a few people prevailed. The Vikings got their stadium and eventually the 2018 Super Bowl. Now, the NFL has a few demands of its own, 153 pages worth of them.

Minneapolis and the two other finalists for the 2018 Super Bowl were presented a list of demands by the NFL prior to voting on which city would get the big game, a list the Minneapolis Star Tribune was able to get a copy of along with confirmation that the city agreed to meet a "majority" of the league's demands.

(Excerpt) Read more at sbnation.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: extortion; mafia; nfl; nonprofit
"public/private/'non-profit' partnership" taxpayer extortion ping
1 posted on 06/10/2014 8:29:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

The talk here is the NFL is madder’n hell and embarrass this document got published. Kudos to the Red Star. A rare scoop.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 8:32:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: TurboZamboni
what's next, first male child???
3 posted on 06/10/2014 8:35:05 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: TurboZamboni

So, don’t bid on the event.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 8:36:14 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: TurboZamboni

Houston told the Oilers to GTFO.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 8:38:11 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: TurboZamboni
"...the NFL wants free luxury hotel rooms, police escorts and tax exemption..."

Fixed it.

6 posted on 06/10/2014 8:40:35 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Chode

Local radio guy had a field day with this. Had his list of unpublished demands.

One of them was - all babies conceived 6 months before and 6 months after the Super Bowl are the property of the NFL.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 8:40:46 PM PDT by DManA
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To: TurboZamboni

Police escorts? That’s nothing new. A lot of NFL players have had police escorts.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 8:40:58 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: DManA
there it is...
9 posted on 06/10/2014 8:41:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: TurboZamboni
Crony capitalism is crony capitalism whether it comes encased in a solar panel or wrapped in a pigskin.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 8:44:03 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Chode

Another one was “NFL owners and their guests have the right to have sex with any woman in the 7 county area”.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 8:46:57 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
Prima Nocta...
12 posted on 06/10/2014 8:52:14 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: TurboZamboni

Correct! Tax dollars for a stadium for a league that makes billions of dollars just like PA built stadiums and let the owners off the hook. Amazing that the lowbrows who go to the games and pays out the ass to watch the millionaires play.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 8:53:59 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: TurboZamboni

The NFL can KMA.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 8:54:00 PM PDT by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: Enterprise

They get priority plowing too. If it shows the street from the big shots to the stadium gets plowed first.

I shit you not.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 8:56:06 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

shows = snows.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 8:56:51 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Hey, I BELIEVE you! LOL!!!


17 posted on 06/10/2014 8:57:41 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: TurboZamboni
It took a veiled threat to move the team to Los Angeles

My theory is that not having a team in Los Angeles is the most profitable thing the NFL has done. Would any city be threatened into building a billionish dollar stadium when the team hints that it will move to Portland, Oregon? (Portland is the next largest metro area without a nearby NFL team after LA.)

18 posted on 06/10/2014 8:58:21 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Chode

ROFL!!!!


19 posted on 06/10/2014 8:58:33 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: TurboZamboni

To Hell with the NFL. Anti-Second Amendment entities don’t get my money or my eyeballs.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 9:01:40 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Rembrandt

Good point. Cities like to have big events such as Super Bowls for civic pride, and in hopes of making some money from them.

If the conditions are too difficult or costly to meet, just say no, and just don’t bid on the game. IF enough cities did that, the NFL would not be so arrogant as to expect cities to subsidize the game so much.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 9:09:59 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: KarlInOhio
They may never get team to Los Angeles because the highly diverse demographics and mild weather conspire against a strong fan base for a local team. After all, if the Rams and Raiders couldn't survive there, I don't think any team can make it in the Los Angeles area.

The possible exception is the Chargers--the Chargers have a fairly strong southern California fan base, and will follow the team to Los Angeles if the Chargers decide to move to a modern stadium in the Los Angeles area.

22 posted on 06/10/2014 9:12:37 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: TurboZamboni

Exemption from state, county and municipal taxes


23 posted on 06/10/2014 10:40:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TurboZamboni

Roger Goodell made more than $44 million last year.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 10:41:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TurboZamboni

An attorney with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said that state law protects the privacy of the city’s agreement with the league.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 10:42:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TurboZamboni

Since 1997, the league’s teams have received more than $5 billion in taxpayer money for building and renovating stadiums and an antitrust exemption allows the NFL to operate as a monopoly. Its nonprofit status saves the league millions in taxes.

The league brings in roughly $7 billion a year from national television deals. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is worth an estimated $1.3 billion.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 10:44:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Unbelievable


27 posted on 06/10/2014 11:02:54 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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Guess I’ll just watch the World Cup or rugby. They don’t wear those damn pads and cripple each other.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 11:47:34 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: TurboZamboni
The Stench of Entitlement permeates today's NFL.
29 posted on 06/11/2014 3:00:26 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Chode

we also have to address NFL staff as “your lordship” and throw rose petals wherever they walk.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 4:17:46 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: gura

FIFA is to soccer what the NFL is to America...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlJEt2KU33I&app=desktop


31 posted on 06/11/2014 4:19:43 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni
the ref's will have new powers...


32 posted on 06/11/2014 4:51:35 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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