Lobbyists for the Minnesota Vikings are reporting $115,000 in expenses this year through May, when the Legislature approved a $975 million stadium.
Now that the Minnesota Vikings will get their new stadium, the worrying can begin over a gambling expansion designed to pay the state’s share of the $975 million project.
After the Minnesota House approved a revised stadium bill on a 41-30 vote following several hours of negotiations, the Minnesota Senate passed the bill Thursday afternoon by a 36-30 margin.
The Minnesota Vikings’ pursuit of a $975 million stadium went to the floor of the state Senate on Thursday and even opponents predicted it would clear its final hurdle.
A reworked Minnesota Vikings stadium bill that passed the state House early Thursday has the team paying $477 million, significantly more than the owners previously said they would contribute.
The Minnesota Senate voted in favor of the new stadium –- 38 to 28 — just before midnight after debating for 11 hours on Tuesday.
Monday is game day for lawmakers — that’s when the House will vote on whether to help fund a new $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium. Both sides of the issue weigh in.
The rocky road towards a Vikings stadium deal took another unexpected turn on Tuesday with a new plan from Republicans and strong rhetoric from Governor Mark Dayton.
With a less than a week left in the session, the clock is running out for lawmakers to push the Vikings stadium bill through.
The Minnesota Vikings are facing a daunting deadline at the state Capitol this week, but they are putting on a blitz to pass the stadium bill.
According to the Minnesota Vikings, this week is do or die as far as getting a new stadium bill passed.
There’s a lot of drama surrounding a potential Vikings stadium — and the future of Minnesota’s NFL team.
The Minnesota Vikings faced a high hurdle Monday in the bid for a taxpayer subsidy to build a new football stadium, as members of a state House committee raised questions and criticism about the plan.
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.
A finalized deal between the Vikings, the city of Minneapolis and the state for a $975 million stadium is expected to be announced early this week.