Suite Access At Minnesota Vikings Stadium Launches Investigation
The state’s legislator auditor is investigating the use of two luxury suites in the new Minnesota Vikings stadium by top public officials.
Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles told The Star Tribune Wednesday he’s launching a “priority” investigation that he hopes to complete in January.
A pair of Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MFSA) officials controls access to two lower-level suites for all football games and other events.
Neither MFSA chairwoman Michelle Kelm-Helgen and executive director would identify previous guests except 12 public officials who have reimbursed the state for game tickets. Kelm-Helgen and Mondale say the suite access is useful and helps bring new business to the stadium.
Republican Sen. Julie Rosen thinks otherwise and says their control of two suites is unaccountable and unnecessary.
The MSFA was established by the legislature in 2012 and charged with the design, construction and operation of U.S. Bank Stadium.