Esme’s Blog: So It’s the Dome After All?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A vote is by no means a certainty, but right now it looks like any  vote that will happen in the legislature for a Vikings stadium would be for a stadium located on, or right next to, the current Metrodome site.

In other words, the site issue seems to be settled, but of course that too could change. How many man hours were spent by politicians, journalists, fans planning, debating and hashing over other possible sites? Stadium debate fatigue is settling in for an awful lot of even die-hard fans.

The enormous cost for the project must still be approved. The toughest sell remains the Minneapolis City Council, whose members want to see a city-wide referendum before any tax dollars go to a stadium. For all the continued wrangling it appears that momentum is building for a vote by the legislature this session.

Could the end really be in site? Maybe soon we can all go on to debate issues other than building a stadium where a team will play ten home games a season.

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