I can’t imagine any football fans will dislike this. Apparently as Minnesota wrangles in its stadium issues, the government working on the deal has gotten creative. If the public is going to pay for the stadium then why not put a little something in there that the citizenry could certainly agree on?
According to a report today, the Minnesota stadium deal would prevent TV blackouts from Vikings games in the publicly funded stadium.
What’s really amazing is that citizens have been held so hostage by the NFL in the past that they haven’t thought to do something like this sooner. Why should the public pay for a capital improvement and then allow the NFL to force them into paying for tickets or not be able to watch the team on TV, even when the TV stinks?
It is a central move by the NFL to make sure they sell out games, but it is now seemingly being put to the test. Of course the NFL always has the ability to move teams to other markets as Browns fans know only too well. We’ll see what the results are in this game of chicken.