Mondale: We’re not cooking stadium books

Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission chairman Ted Mondale volleyed back to his former Minnesota Senate colleague John Marty today: there’s no bias in studies on a new stadium, contrary to Marty’s assertions earlier this year.

In a letter released today, Mondale said it’s Marty who has his math wrong, not the sports facilities commission or Conventions, Sports and Leisure, its stadium consultant. He said other stadiums show much larger proportional subsidies than the proposed Vikings deal that seems to be headed for the Capitol.

The Vikings have offered to pay for about 40 percent of a $1.1 billion dollar stadium in Arden Hills.

He also said the numbers are legit, even though CS&L works for the Vikings, as well. You can read Mondale’s response below:

Reply to Senator Marty 01/15/2012

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