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Bill for New Vikings Stadium in Downtown Approved by Minnesota Senate

By a vote of 36-30, the Minnesota Senate approved the $975 million bill to fund a new downtown Minneapolis stadium for the Vikings, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

After the Vikings increased their outlay by $50 million, the House approved the measure at 3:30am local time. With the Senate and House approving the measure, the bill will go to Governor Mark Dayton, a supporter of the bill who will approve the deal with his signature, perhaps as early as Thursday.

“We delivered,” said Republican Senator Julie Rosen (R-Farmington), who sponsored the stadium bill. “We are going to have first-class stadium we can all be very, very proud of.”

Under the revised plan, the Vikings would pay $477 million, or 49 percent of the costs of constructing the facility. The public outlay is $498 million, with the state of Minnesota paying $348 million and $150 million coming from the city of Minneapolis.

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5 Responses to “Bill for New Vikings Stadium in Downtown Approved by Minnesota Senate”

  1. Randy Perrin says:

    WE FINALLY HAVE A STADIUM!!! Everyone go out tonight and celebrate!!! It’s been a long battle but Im proud to say that we have the best fans and I’m proud to be a part of Vikings Nation!! SKOL!!!!

  2. Trip says:

    Well said! Thanks to the Legislature & Gov!

  3. VikingJohn says:

    Hell yes

    Go Vikes

  4. c.carterhof says:

    That’s right VJ, HELL YES! I am going to celebrate a bit Randy, why not, it’s been a tough couple years.

    Skol Vikings, let’s win this game,
    Skol Vikings, honor your name,
    Go get that first down,
    Then get a touchdown.
    Rock ’em . . . Sock ’em
    Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
    Go Vikings, run up the score,
    You’ll hear us yell for more. . .
    Skol, Vikings, let’s go!

  5. born in new ulm says:

    Lets not forget the Wilfs. Well played. These are good owners. Viking fans gotta love these owners! They will turn this around, just watch. I love the idea of another season or two in metro barn, then one or two in frosty U stadium, and then a new metrobarn downtown Minneapolis! That’s sweet!

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