Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that none of the plans so far for a Vikings stadium are good enough to pass the State Legislature. That assessment comes just six days before the legislature meets in session, and just as the Vikings Metrodome lease expires.
The following is the full analysis on current Vikings stadium proposals and the conclusions from Gov. Mark Dayton.
The push by the Minnesota Vikings for state money for a new stadium is back on the agenda this week at the Capitol.
Minnesota Vikings fans are reeling over Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions. It puts the winless purple at the bottom of their division, and it couldn’t come at a worse time for a team that is pushing hard for a new stadium.
Minneapolis leaders are floating a plan for the city to pay 22 percent of the cost of a new football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings at the current Metrodome site and set aside money to renovate the Target Center basketball arena.
As the Minnesota Vikings continue their rush for a new stadium, the St. Paul Saints are making their own pitch for a new ballpark.
On Tuesday afternoon, Governor-elect Mark Dayton will sit down with Republican House Speaker-elect Kurt Zellers to discuss the future home of the Minnesota Vikings.
Frigid air whipped through a desolate Metrodome on Monday as crews began inspecting the Minnesota stadium’s nearly three decades-old roof after it collapsed under the weight of heavy snow that pounded the Twin Cities and forced the Vikings to move their game to Detroit.
Efforts to win legislative approval of a new publicly-owned Vikings football stadium are coming down to the wire. One of the questions, if a stadium is eventually approved, is where would the new stadium be built?
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