Well, it's Senator Warren Limmer of Maple Grove who took out the MLS exclusivity clause. Thanks BQ for checking on the other parts.
To me, it's not a monopoly. It gives the Vikes 5 years to bring a team in and the incentive is that it's rent free.
I was thinking apocalyptically at first about this clause being stricken, but do you think there is a bright side to this? If the MLS parts are taken out, then anyone can come in with an MLS team (meaning, the Vikes will have to compete for it) and having to pay rent means that it'll be harder to take the team for granted by just watching money roll in and never spending any.
That's the best happy side of this.
Obviously, we're not going to get the dream situation of an individual owner coming in and bringing a shiny SSS with him/her, but hopefully we can get something here.