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Vikings Stadium Plan Incomplete According To Governor

The Vikings have expressed frustration that a bill addressing the team’s stadium initiative will not be included in an extra sessions in which lawmakers are tackling the state’s budget, but Gov. Mark Dayton says the plan to construct a retractable-roof stadium in Arden Hills, a Ramsey County suburb of Minneapolis, is incomplete, according to the Associated Press.

It’s incomplete because no one has spelled out yet who will pay for necessary roadwork and infrastructure improvements in the area to make the stadium possible. The cost overrun has been reported to be $100 million. Right now, the Vikings have committed $407 million to the project. Ramsey County is expected to contribute $350 million with a controversial local sales tax hike and the state has earmarked $300 million, still, it’s not enough to get the project done.

Per the report, Dayton will “seriously consider” calling a special legislative session later this year to handle the matter, however, he says it needs to be a “good deal for Minnesota” and apparently the current plan doesn’t meet that standard.


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6 Responses to “Vikings Stadium Plan Incomplete According To Governor”

  1. Fragile Freds says:

    Great, Mark Dayton will be shutting down the state again for a few weeks until the stadium issue is resolved. This guy is a confused man who is unable to tie his shoes unless it has a velcro pull over.

    Hey Kluwe, how about a Dayton tweet? Two clowns. At least Kluwe can punt.

  2. Vikadan11 says:

    Could it be hello LA ~ ? I hope not ~ But I cant blame the Wilf’s if they do move the team ~ That are they could sale the team to another cheap a$$ like Red ~

    • starrc10 says:

      I can’t really say I blame the State for not coughing up a bunch of money that may or may not help the state through its troubles. This is not as black and white as we want to make it. That being said, I really want to get season tickets when we return…

    • c.carterhof says:

      No vote for the players tonite. No deal. Some think the NFL is trying to force the players hand, and they are not taking that too well. This could go on another 2-3 weeks, maybe longer.

  3. Purple Charlie says:

    I’m at the point that nothing surprised me any more…

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