MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — They’ve come up with plans to build a new Viking stadium. But leaders from the Vikings, Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota need to sell their new stadium deal.
The bill will likely go to lawmakers next week. It puts the new stadium in the same space as the Metrodome.
Gov. Mark Dayton is calling it “The People’s Stadium.”
Here’s a break down on who would pay for what:
— The state’s $398 million share would come from new electronic pulltabs.
— The city of Minneapolis would kick in $339 million.
— The Vikings would give $754 million to build it and operate it.
Still, one hurdle could be the Minneapolis City Council. Council member Gary Schiff has concerns with the final costs of a new Vikings stadium. He began a petition against building a new stadium, which has about 250 signatures. Watch his full interview below.
Gary Schiff On Financial Concerns
Lester Bagley, vice president of public Affairs and stadium development for the Minnesota Vikings said they’re moving forward with their plan and have received positive feedback in the legislature.
Bagley On Next Steps