NFL Likely Seeking Tax Breaks For 2018 Super Bowl
ST. PAUL (AP) - State lawmakers will likely be asked to extend an exemption on tickets to the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis to cover tickets to related events as well.
But the move would mean about $400,000 in foregone revenue for the state. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says any additional tax breaks that are passed won't take effect until 2018.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he wants to consult with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate before he commits to supporting additional tax exemptions.
The Minneapolis bid was accepted in May by league owners, and the amount that will be contributed to the NFL by taxpayers has remained unclear since then.