New Vikings Stadium
The Vikings stadium debate enters a critical week as talks between Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders continue.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak made a pitch to Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday to keep the Minnesota Vikings in downtown Minneapolis, saying a new football stadium could be built more cheaply there than the team’s preferred site in the suburbs.
The Vikings-Packer rivalry has a storied history 50 years in the making. It’s not too often the two see eye-to-eye especially on game day.
The Vikings stadium debate is rallying this week. Lawmakers postponed a meeting they were supposed to have on Monday but Gov. Mark Dayton still wants to hear from them.
If the Minnesota Vikings get a new stadium once the state’s budget deficit gets fixed, it wouldn’t be ready until 2015.
The Minnesota Vikings’ lottery scratch-off game was a resounding success in its first year, and now the team hopes to use some of the money generated to help pay for a new stadium.