Dayton opposes additional ticket fees to pay for stadium

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he objects to the Vikings efforts to charge fans an extra fee to cover the costs of their new stadium.

Dayton wrote a letter to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf Tuesday denouncing efforts to impose an extra payment for season ticket holders, according to Kare 11.

"The project's strong support came from many regular Minnesotans, not just rich Minnesotans," Dayton said in the letter, reports the Star Tribune. "If a new stadium were to betray that trust, it would be better that it not be built."

The thousands of dollars of extra cost would pay for "personal seat licenses" and would be in addition to the annual season ticket payment, reports the Star Tribune. Dayton's letter was sent a week after the team began a survey to determine ticket holders' interest in the seat licenses.

The team is paying just over half of the $975 million necessary to build the publicly subsidized stadium. Revenue from the seat licenses would cover part of the Vikings's share, according to the Star Tribune.

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