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Vikings Make A Public Offer

Between the untimely death of the Metrodome and the Vikings desire to receive public financing for a new home, there are sure to be near-daily updates on the looming stadium battle.

Today, news broke that the Vikings have made a public offer to pay for one-third of the cost to install a new roofless stadium for the Vikings to play in.

The catch, however, is that the Vikings will still only pay the third of the cost for a roofless stadium even if the State Legislature decides to build a more expensive option that includes a roof.

The Vikings say that precedent was set when the Twins paid about one-third the cost of an outdoor stadium, Target Field.

Of course, lawmakers might decide that the new stadium for the Vikings must include a roof, retractable or otherwise, so that it can accommodate as many non-NFL events as possible during its lifetime.

An outdoor stadium is expected to cost around $700 million and a roof would cost upwards of $200 million additional.

The debate is expected to heat up in February when the State Legislature is expected to address the issue.

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4 Responses to “Vikings Make A Public Offer”

  1. CalVkg says:

    ok, $233 million from Wilfs. does the league still have their front money available? i think that funding program is dead, but they’ve said it might return. LA has some kinda naming rights deal in place, so MN better get going

  2. Bean says:

    They can just leave. Please. The Twins were worth the money- Vikings are not!

  3. vk4life says:

    Wow Bean sorry to hear you feel this way. Yes it is frustrating, but I do not see how you can say the Twins are more worthy than the Vikings. Twins played great all year and flop in the 1st round of the playoffs. Vikings are worth it and will be in Minnesota for many more years to come.

  4. […] comes from Lee Hamilton of  We previously pointed out that the Vikings made a somewhat public offer a while back in which they offered to pay one-third (or $233 million) of an outdoor stadium […]

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