No stadium, no more Minnesota Vikings. Even if you aren't a sports fan, if you live in Minnesota you must realize the millions of dollars in revenue the state will lose if they leave. Meanwhile the average citizen would feel zero impact in regards to the cost to build it. The Minnesota Twins got a stadium with out a vote and it has rejuvenated the area and has been a boon for area businesses and the state. If Minnesota starts to lose professional sports franchises, then Minnesota becomes Iowa -- only colder.
The state's top two legislative leaders now want local voters to have a say in a new Minnesota Vikings stadium project, a move that potentially creates a major obstacle for the plan.