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Minneapolis Super Bowl May Seek More Tax Breaks

Updated: 05/21/2014 11:06 PM
Created: 05/21/2014 11:05 PM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials say they'll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks for the 2018 Super Bowl now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.

Dayton and members of the city's bid committee held a news conference Wednesday to celebrate landing the Super Bowl. The NFL chose Minneapolis largely because of its new stadium.

The governor says the state has made no commitments for tax breaks to the NFL apart from a sales tax exemption for Super Bowl tickets that remains on the books from when Minnesota hosted it in 1992.

But Michele Kelm-Helgen, chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, says organizers may ask for sales tax exemptions for some of the other festivities.

Organizers promise a net benefit to taxpayers.

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