Vikings Stadium

Vikings' $975M stadium bill passed by Minn. House

Mon, 07 May 2012 22:19:17 -0700 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings took a giant step Monday night toward a new taxpayer-subsidized football stadium when the state House approved legislation, but lawmakers upped the share the team would have to pay. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/05/07/vikings.stadium.approved.ap/index.html?eref=si_mostpopular

Minn. House approves revised Vikings stadium bill

Mon, 07 May 2012 22:29:58 -0700 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings took a giant step Monday night toward a new taxpayer-subsidized football stadium when the state House approved legislation, but lawmakers upped the share the team would have to pay. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/game-day-minn-capitol-vikings-152123809–nfl.html

Vikings' new stadium approved

Mon, 07 May 2012 22:42:51 -0700 Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers listens during debate late into the night at the State Capitol where the House was taking up a bill for a new stadium for the Vikings. http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/05/07/12/Minn-House-approves-Vikings-stadium/msn_landing.html?blockID=725082&feedID=5930

Minn. House Passes Vikings Stadium Bill CBS Minnesota

The Minnesota House has voted to pass the $975 million stadium bill late Monday night. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/05/07/minn-house-passes-vikings-stadium-bill/

Vikings Stadium Bill: Minnesota House Passes Reworked Plan …

Read More: Minnesota Vikings. The Minnesota House passed a slightly altered version of a compromise plan to fund a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. Hours of debate preceded a 73-58 vote in favor of the plan for a … http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2012/5/8/3006474/vikings-stadium-bill-minnesota-house-vote-senate

Minnesota Vikings Stadium: Watch The Minnesota House Debate …

You may have heard that the Minnesota House of Representatives is debating the Vikings stadium bill today. Watch all the coverage LIVE right here! http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/5/7/3005136/minnesota-vikings-stadium-house-debate-vikings-stadium-bill

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4 Responses to Vikings Stadium

  • Still Wondering About Vikings Future In MN? I never would have thought, when I was asking about this last season, that at this point there would STILL be no decision on a new Vikes stadium. Last thing I read on MPR is it looks like the bill is dead for this legislative session (!). Are the Wilf’s more than likely PO’d to no end and ready to move ANYWHERE they can get a functioning stadium??
    Good point Terry, or maybe I mean anywhere they will give them a new stadium, I guess Los Angeles comes to mind first, sounds like they are willing to take possibly 2 teams in that area.

    • Curator says:

      I don’t think there’s much left to wonder about the Vikings future in MN. Owners Zygi Wilf wants about 20% more public funding than the legislature is willing to give him (the 2 sides are roughly $100 million apart). I think the reason the legislature will not give in to Wilf is because taxpayers (voters) don’t support giving him any more and because Wilf wants to build the new stadium in Arden Hills, MN which is about 12 miles northeast of the Metrodome’s current location.

      12 miles might not seem like much, but 12 miles is far enough to take all the revenue generated from 60,000 people going to Vikings games at least 10 times a year out of the downtown area. That’s a huge revenue loss for the downtown area…in fact, it’s the same revenue loss the downtown will experience if the team just moves and they give Wilf nothing….so downtown Minneapolis residents have little motivation to agree to give Wilf any more money if he’s just going to move the site of the Vikings stadium if they do agree to give him more money.

      Taxpayers have repeatedly proven unwilling to pay what Wilf wants to keep the team in MN. Unless something changes between now and a year from now that hasn’t changed in the last 2 years, I think it’s pretty clear that Wilf is going to have to move the Vikings somewhere else if he wants the amount of public funding he’s asking for.

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