Governor meets with Vikings owners on stadium push - NFL - Yahoo! Sports Pretty much has the Vikings asking someone, anyone, for 300 million to help them build a stadium. The suggestion is the 300 million will be paid for via taxes on sports related memorabilia, the lottery and a camcorder tax. Would be neat if the pro sports team figured out how to play in a stadium they could afford. Heck, they could even pay rent to someone who owned a stadium since the NFL only shows up a dozen or so days a year. I would think 300 million of state funds could be better spent helping along businesses which produce an exportable good or improving general infrastructure. Hell, give out 300 million more in college aid if you must. That has to be better for America than spending it than helping the sports team sell Peanuts and Cotton Candy. On the St Paul vs Los Angeles front, sure more advertising money will be spend in which ever team has the stadium. But you have to recover your cost before you break even and apparently stadiums have a 30 year life expectancy.