Vikings have right to pursue seat licenses, official says

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Vikings authorities are asserting their right to offer personal seat licenses for a fee, saying that Dayton and the public were too quick to judge the proposal.

Dayton condoned the policy early this week after the Vikings released an online survey to gauge fan interest, reports the Star Tribune. Dayton said the policy was unfair to "regular Minnesotans."

Lester Bagley, the Vikings vice president for stadium development and public affairs, said people are "jumping the gun," judging the policy before anything has even become official, reports the Star Tribune.

"We're doing our homework," Bagley said. "That's all were doing."

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michelle Kelm-Helgen says the team has "clear authority" to allow these licenses in the new stadium, reports WCCO news.

Kelm-Helgen also said that the fees were comparable to policies in other Minnesota stadiums, reports Kare 11. The Twins currently charge $1000 to $2000 for some premium seats in Target Stadium.

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