Fox 9's Tim Blotz tweeted out some key details from McGuire's meeting with Dayton following the governor's press availability earlier today:
Dayton says he welcomes the team and the owners but told them not to expect any monetary support from legislature pic.twitter.com/V5g3BafXzC— Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) April 14, 2015
Dayton says the team MLS team is asking for a property tax exemption and an exemption from the sales tax on building materials.— Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) April 14, 2015
Dayton and Revenue Commish Cynthia Bauerly say the sales a tax exemption on construction materials for a MLS stadium would equal $2.8-3M— Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) April 14, 2015
The Star Tribune, citing data from the Department of Revenue, reports that the new Vikings stadium and Target Field both received similar tax exceptions.
Additionally, Dayton and Bauerly say the MLS team is asking for an exemption from any future taxes imposed stadium operations.— Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) April 14, 2015
Dayton told reporters he plans to meet with officials from Minneapolis and Hennepin County before making any commitments to the United, as those entities will be most directly affected by any tax breaks the team receives.