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Vikings Stadium Bill ‘Not Stalled’ Despite Deadline Passing

Friday’s self-imposed deadline for settling on a Vikings stadium bill came and went, but backers seemed confident that they’re on the verge of finalizing a plan that will be ready for legislators to consider in a special session — whenever that may be according to Kevin Duchschere of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“We had been stalled for about a month, but we’re not stalled now,” Ted Mondale, chairman of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission said. “We’re a lot closer this week than last.” Lester Bagley, the Vikings’ vice president in charge of stadium development, said that “significant progress” was made this week. “I think when legislators and the governor are ready to address the stadium in a special session, that we will have the comprehensive proposal in front of them,” he said.

The stadium bill would be heard during a special session called to fix the budget, which leaders hope can be held by June 30 to head off a state government shutdown. The bill’s authors say that legislators need time before a special session for hearings and to get their questions answered.

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One Response to “Vikings Stadium Bill ‘Not Stalled’ Despite Deadline Passing”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    I was in Mankato this weekend and brought the stadium issue up with my cousin, he lives there, and he sounded pretty confident that one way or another a deal will get done. Vikes wont leave Minny in his opinion. Didnt get into his sources but he’s a doctor and knows alot of people around the state.

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