Report: Minnesota Should Review Sports Facility Rent Prices
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A report from the Minnesota Legislative Auditor's Office
shows the Minnesota State High School League is calling for lower rental prices
for the venues they use to host tournaments.
The auditor's office is encouraging lawmakers to take a closer look at the use of Minnesota's stadiums.
There is no cost for using Target Field or the U.S. Bank Stadium, but the
league pays to use many other facilities. It cost more than $460,000 to use
various University of Minnesota facilities in fiscal year 2017.
A university spokesman says the school would be burdened with the cost of
hosting high school tournaments if it allowed the league to have free access.
Republican Rep. Sarah Anderson of Plymouth says the Legislature should give
more guidance to the different facilities on how to handle high school sports.