Minnesota Vikings Stadium
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The Vikings broke ground on a new stadium this week. It’s a project so big, it muscled its way straight onto the list of largest public projects in state history. It’s bigger than the I-35W bridge construction, bigger than the St. Croix bridge crossing. And that’s just the start.
In the Minnesota Vikings’ new 65,000 seat NFL stadium, the club will charge 48,000 fans a one-time personal seat license fee even before they’re allowed to buy a season ticket. Fans may have sticker shock at the price tag, but PSLs are not uncommon.
The public will have its first look at the new $975 million Vikings stadium next month.
For the last 10 years, the goal for Vikings owners was getting approval for a new stadium. Lawmakers finally gave an approval to the $975 million deal on Thursday.
With the 2012 legislative session set to end Monday, it’ll take a lot of work to get the Vikings’ stadium bill to the governor’s desk. The Senate Tax Committee will have a hearing on the stadium bill later today, but this bill had been expected to come up before the Minnesota House and the Senate before the end of the week.
Gov. Mark Dayton says his administration and lawmakers “may be getting close to a site, a deal and a bill” for a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium.
Governor Mark Dayton joined Sid Hartman in the WCCO Radio studios Tuesday morning
Two Ramsey County commissioners want a 3 percent countywide food and beverage tax to help pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium in Arden Hills.
Consider this: The Minnesota Vikings say they’re at the bottom of the NFL in revenue. The cost of a stadium is going up, and their 30-year Metrodome lease will expire. But the year is 2002.