Minnesota: Growing gambling revenues earmarked for U.S. Bank Stadium debt may prove tempting this session Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune · February 13, 2020 at 3:22 pm Charitable gambling revenue is accruing so rapidly in U.S. Bank Stadium’s coffers that the Minnesota Vikings are looking to fortify their defense at the Legislature. The most recent estimates indicate there will be almost $250 million in the account to pay off stadium debt by 2023. That number could grow with the forecast at the end of the month, creating a tempting pot of cash that lawmakers may choose to tap this session for other purposes. The Vikings want to block that move. “We’ve been strongly advocating that the state leaders use the money for its intended purpose, which is to pay down the bonds on U.S. Bank Stadium,” Vikings vice president Lester Bagley said Wednesday.