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Bill to Overhaul MSFA Passes Senate Committee

Bill to Overhaul MSFA Passes Senate Committee Photo: KSTP/ File

March 22, 2017 09:23 AM

A bill that would overhaul the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority after an investigation into the controversial use of luxury suites at U.S. Bank Stadium has cleared a Senate committee.

The bill includes limits to the executive director's salary and stricter limits on who uses the suites.

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The suites are owned by the Minnesota Vikings but controlled by the MSFA.

One suite is designed to be used for business; however, there is talk of possibly selling the other or using it for charity or raffle events.

Earlier this month, the Minnesota House passed a similar bill.

RELATED: State House Passes Bill Reforming Stadium Authority

The bill passed in the House details changes to how the MSFA board is appointed and would regulate how the suites are used, as well as who uses them.

That bill has also called for the MSFA to lease the suites to the Vikings or other parties in an effort to generate revenue that would help eliminate the stadium’s debt.

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