Lawmaker To Unveil Vikings Stadium Finance Proposal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A DFL representative plans to unveil a new proposal on Monday on how to fund a potential Minnesota Vikings stadium.

State Rep. Terry Morrow, DFL-St. Peter, will unveil the plan at a State Capitol press conference on Monday afternoon. Its legislation he drafted on how to finance a new stadium.

This week public hearings will also be held at the State Capitol that will focus on potential sites for a new stadium. The first public hearing will be held Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 15 at the State Capitol.

The following Tuesday, a second hearing will be held to focus on public funding sources for the project.

In addition to the public speaking portion of the hearing, representatives from the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, Ramsey County, Minneapolis and the Minnesota Vikings are also expected to testify.

  • wendy

    they deserve a new stadium? NOT

    • jackactionhero

      What makes a team “deserve” a new stadium, Wendy? Please be specific. Thanks.

      • Guy

        Actually being able to beat a team of BROWNIE SCOUTS comes to my mind …

        • jackactionhero

          False. That is not a prerequisite for having an up-to-date stadium.

          Anybody else besides Guy the Moron?

  • reality

    If De-Ziggy wants new playground for millionaires, why don’t he build one?

    • jackactionhero

      Actually, that isn’t the situation. The state of Minnesota needs a new facility. It has the oldest, most outdated Pro sports facility in the country. Why doesn’t Minnesota deserve a modern facility, but the other states in the country do? Can you please explain that? Thanks.

  • This'll work fine

    Here’s the best way to finance a new stadium — Zigy Wilf.

    NO money from the people of Minnesota. We don’t need a new stadium, we need a whole new team with a different owner.

    • jackactionhero

      There are no new teams to be had. We have a team. Why would getting rid of this team to get a different one make sense to you?

  • John

    How can a politician be so arrogant and pig head as to ignore the will of the vast majority?

    Hint: It ain’t leadership.

    “Would you favor or oppose using public money for a new Viking’s stadium?”

    Favor: 22%
    Oppose: 74%
    Don’t know: 4%


    • jackactionhero

      So, John, how did you vote for the public money for the Guthrie? Just curious.

      • Guy

        I voted NO for that too.

        • jackactionhero

          No you didn’t, because you didn’t GET a vote. See how that works?

  • Billy Bob Has A Gun

    Why arent the Occupy MN wussies marching around the Vikes Staduim? All those evil millionaires playing football……and Ziggy…….oh thats right…they are too busy protesting at a Bachman book signing……

    • jackactionhero

      Because they aren’t protesting millionaires. They are protesting corruption and greed.


    why don’t you anti viking people just STOP and listen to the perposal from Rep Morrow insted of as you say being pig-headed if the Vikings leave it will cost alot more to get a new team WE NEED TO KEEP THE VIKINGS AND BUILD THE STADIUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Voracious Voter

      Need to keep the Vikings? No we don’t.

      There are no economic benefits to taxpayer subsidized stadiums. Anyone who tells you different is lying.


      • jackactionhero

        Why can’t Minnesota afford a modern facility, but the other states in the country can and do? Can you please explain that?

        • Guy

          Because we’re smarter than they are/were.

          • jackactionhero

            Quite the opposite, Guy…

    • @ p smith

      no we don’t

    • 70 year old lady

      I am not a big fan of most sports – but I agree that we need a new stadium for the Vikings. I think most people who are in favor of it do not want to ruffle the feathers of people who are against the stadium.

    • Katie

      Why would you want to keep a team that shames the people of Minnesota? And why for the love of God would you want to waste 1.1 billion on a team that won’t even do anything like win games to earn that stadium? They want to throw tantrums and threaten to leave, let them go-

      • jackactionhero

        Winning games isn’t what “earns” stadiums, Katie. Detroit went 0-16 two seasons ago and they have a new stadium.

        What tantrums are the Vikings players throwing about not having a stadium yet? Please be specific.

        What exactly are you even talking about, Katie?

      • Brad

        The Vikings are one of the winningest teams in NFL history. Basing a stadium debate on the current team’s record is ridiculous.

  • Phil Usher

    Why is it that the biggest proponents in the legislature for this giveaway program come from outstate? Legislative voices spout off from faraway places like Moorhead, Fairmont–and now St. Peter. Yet none of these hayseeds really have a horse in the game, since it will be the METRO taxpayers and not outstate taxpayers who will ultimately foot the bill. It’s politically safe to be generous when the money comes from someone other than your own constituents.

    Would any of these gutless, rural lawmakers ever propose a stadium funding scheme that comes from their own districts, or the whole state? Not a chance.

  • Brad

    For a long time all we have heard anti-stadium people say that the Vikings and their fans should pay for this. Here you go. If the Vikings leave all of the “general fund” money goes with them. Why is that so hard to understand. This is a good plan. The legislature could pass the electronic pull-tabs since that is not that politically charged and that money could go to the general fund to replace money going from the Vikings. I go to Vikings games and buy stuff every time I go. As a fan I want to be part of the solution.

  • No $ for a stadium!

    This is a no-brainer – NO PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. Uh, that’d be YOU, Zygi.

    • jackactionhero

      How did you vote on the Guthrie money for private enterprise?

      By the way, the stadium wouldn’t belong to “Zygi” in any way shape or form.

      It seems you’ve missed most of the argument, but felt like chiming in anyway? What was your point?

      • Guy

        To repeat (since that seems to be all YOU can do on this subject)- I voted NO !

        • jackactionhero

          That is a lie.

  • desert eagle .50

    Professional sports are a colossal waste of time.

    Michael Vick says “I don’t have a dog in this fight.”

    • jackactionhero

      Should professional sports in the U.S.A. be ended? Should the major 5 sports be removed from our society and as part of our culture? Should we end youth sports too? How far do you wish to go with your hatred of sports?

      • desert eagle .50

        I don’t hate sports. Can you not read? I said “professional sports are a colossal waste of time,” as are you.

        • jackactionhero

          At least I can back up my positions with facts. All you have is blind rhetoric on subjects you’re incapable of comprehending.

          • desert eagle .50

            Nah, you’re just blathering. You haven’t cited a fact yet.

  • Ordinary Guy

    A stadium and team are fun things, not necessities, that’s what the public says. Make the site 90% necessities and 10% stadium seating and the design is a success. Let Zygi concentrate on how to play successful football and forget buildings.

  • Yepimgr8

    Look, we pay taxes. Its not going to be noticable anyhow, might as well have something paid for by our taxes that we can see/enjoy.

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