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Minnesota Governor Officially Inks New Vikings Stadium Bill

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has signed a bill to build a nearly $1 billion stadium for the Vikings per the Associated Press. The bill was signed to cheers during a ceremony attened by Vikings owners and key legislators. The existing Metrodome site will be used for the new stadium The Vikings will pay just under […]

Vikes Owners Hint at Retractable Roof for New Stadium

JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer The Metrodome always felt like a rental property for Zygi and Mark Wilf, two New Jersey real estate developers who purchased the Vikings in 2005 with the hopes of moving out of the place as quickly as possible. Now the Wilf brothers will have a home of their own, hopefully […]

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 […]

Vikings and State Finally Reach a Deal on a Tentative Stadium

The Vikings, city of Minneapolis and state of Minnesota have reached a tentative deal to build a new stadium near the site of the Metrodome. The Minneapolis City Council and Minnesota State Legislature still need to approve the deal, who Governer Mark Dayton urged to act quickly on. “All of this will be accomplished without […]

Report: Vikings and State Finally Reach Deal on a New Stadium

Pro Football Weekly reports that a deal between the Vikings and the state in terms of getting a new stadium done has been reached. A story posted late Wednesday evening by Tim Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio said that state officials appear to have finally agreed on a deal that would build a new Vikings […]

Tenative Deal Reached Between Vikings and State on New Stadium

The Vikings, city of Minneapolis and state of Minnesota have reached a tentative agreement on a $975 million stadium at a site near, or possibly at, the current Metrodome, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. In the preliminary agreement, the private-public financial breakdown would be $150 million from the city, $398 million from the state and […]

Vikings Agree To Talk To Minneapolis About Stadium Site

The Star-Tribune reports the latest on the ongoing stadium issue with the Vikings. Despite reiterating that the team was pledged to building a new stadium in Ramsey County, the Minnesota Vikings agreed Tuesday to meet with Minneapolis officials one more time to explore staying in the state’s largest city. In a four-hour state Capitol hearing […]

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 […]

Add Some New Turf To That

Way back in December I asked Steve Maki of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission if the Metrodome was going to need new turf after the roof, and a whole ton of water, fell onto the field. That question, and many others, was one that Mr. Maki refused to answer. Maki did, however, promise to keep […]

Relocation Talk Is Coming To A Newspaper Near You

Alright, so, umm, well, ahh, gee, I… … am having trouble really grasping what is actually going on in this whole stadium fiasco.  Sure, I understand that the Governor of Minnesota says a stadium deal is “not ready to be considered” and that the Vikings are “assessing our options.”  I get that. What I don’t […]

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