8. A stipulation that hotels housing the teams "should be obligated to televise the NFL Network for a year before the Super Bowl — at no cost to the league."
There’s a lot more in the document, but are you noticing the trend here? The NFL reportedly wants a lot of stuff … and apparently doesn’t want to pay anything to get it.
The document hasn’t been released publicly. The Star-Tribune says the hosting panel told the paper that "while the Minnesota Super Bowl Bid Committee did not agree to all of the NFL’s Super Bowl bid specifications, the competitive bid remains private."
Minneapolis City Council President Barb Johnson said "incentives" were necessary in order to land the Super Bowl. However, Mayor Betsy Hodges’ office did not know what the host committee agreed to provide the NFL.
"We haven’t seen the bid, so we don’t know what was agreed to," said Hodges spokeswoman Kate Brickman.