He was a close as anybody
Rybak said he wanted to tie improvements to Target Center to the new stadium approval for the Vikings; that happened. You can hear the mayor in this video explain the implications of that for Minneapolis taxpayers; he appeared at Drinking Liberally in January.
This part of the agreement and the bill has received little attention recently in media discussion about this week's endgame.
The Minneapolis City Council must approve the plan within 30 days.