Republican Representative Steve Drazkowski is calling the use of free tickets for three luxury boxes at the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority political cronyism.
The legislative auditor said powerful Minnesota Democrats and friends and family of the chairwoman and executive director of the Authority got the free use of the boxes and Drazkowski says that is wrong.
The Authority has claimed it needs the suites to market the stadium to potential clients, each capable of holding 18 people. But the auditor said the Authority strayed from that public purpose by giving "a significant number of free suite tickets to people who had no connection to marketing the stadium; many were family and friends of the Authority's commissioners and staff."
Drazkowski said this is an example of government run amok.