But behind the scenes, 2016 is the date on many Vikings’ fan calendars. That’s the projected opening of the new stadium in Minneapolis.
The St. Paul Saints are another step closer to getting a new ballpark. The city’s Port Authority signed a $1.85 million agreement on Tuesday for an empty warehouse in the Lowertown area.
The Metrodome always felt like a rental property for Zygi and Mark Wilf, two New Jersey real estate developers who purchased the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 with the hopes of moving out of the place as quickly as possible.
Gov. Mark Dayton pronounced the monthslong state push to help build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium a “fiasco” on Wednesday, as the Legislature’s Republican leaders proposed a significantly smaller state contribution to the project.
Siebert Field has been symbolic before the Metrodome became the Gophers temporary home. As they tear it down to build it back up, the memories come flooding back.
The Minnesota Vikings stadium stampede is driving ahead, but some lawmakers are trying to slow its progress. The team’s bid for a nearly $1 billion stadium is nearing decisive action in the state Legislature.
The final week of the legislative session is starting off with a double dose of Vikings stadium hearings. That plan has lurched back to life and it’s moving closer to votes by the full House and Senate.
Like true Vikings, dozens of fans wearing head to toe purple and gold stormed the Minnesota Capitol steps, carrying signs and singing songs to try to keep the team here.
Minnesota Vikings fans have long been accustomed to the refrain “Just wait ’til next year,” and they heard it again Tuesday amid the fallout from a House committee’s vote against the team’s long-sought public subsidy to build a new stadium.
Talks continue at the city level on a plan to build a new Vikings stadium at the Metrodome site. But no one wants to talk about the talks.
House Speaker Kurt Zellers says blowing past a Friday legislative deadline should not be the main concern for supporters of the Vikings stadium bill.
Members of the Senate Local Government and Elections Committee met Wednesday to discuss the proposed bill for a new Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis. After hours of discussion, however, the bill has been tabled and a vote postponed.
Lawmakers have reached a deal with the Minnesota Vikings to build a new football stadium on the current Metrodome site in Minneapolis.
The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday it has chosen PCL Construction and DLR Group to build the school’s new baseball stadium.
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.