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Republicans: Vikings Should Only Get Loan For New Stadium

Well, this should go over like a fart in church.  If a pro sports team is of no benefit to the state, then all the businesses and people that benefit from having a professional franchise should not have to pay taxes.  Perhaps then these pantloads would see just how big of a benefit such franchises are to the state.

 
 

Saying that they had the only Minnesota Vikings stadium plan that could pass the Legislature, three Republican senators offered a plan

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Tentative Vikings Stadium Deal Is Set

The latest update in 'As The Stadium Turns'.  It appears there is a tentative in place but, as you will see, there are a couple big hurdles to overcome before there would be an official green light.  Of course, this is an election year too so you never know what crazy things will happen.

 
Minneapolis, the state and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a tentative agreement on a new, $975 million stadium on a site at or near the Metrodome and on how to divide the costs, multiple sources said Friday.

Under the preliminary deal, the city would contribute

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White Earth Tribe To Propose Metro Casino To Help Fund New Stadium

A possible win-win compromise between the White Earth Tribe and the state?  Should be an interesting press conference Thursday.

 
Officials with the White Earth Tribe will announce Thursday morning a plan to build a metro-area tribal casino with the state that would help pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

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"How about we build a stadium over there?" - Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
"How about we build a stadium over there?" - Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
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Minneapolis Rallies Support For New Vikings Stadium

Another update on the soap opera I like to call 'As The Stadium Turns..'
In an effort to show support for a new stadium to both legislators and fence-sitting City Council members, Minneapolis city, labor and business leaders joined together Monday to underscore that a new Vikings stadium would mean 7,500 union jobs for Minnesota's hard-pressed construction industry.

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Will Viking’s Running Back Adrian Peterson Choose A New Jersey Number?

Apparently, AP is bored while he is recovering from knee surgery, but he is proving to be thrifty.  He was thinking it was time for a change in jersey numbers.  GREAT!  I own TWO, not one, but TWO of his "28" jerseys.  BUT, he doesn't want to spend the money, so we're good, at least for now.  Here's his reasoning according to Fox Sports.com.

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Where will Christian Ponder call home? - Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images
Where will Christian Ponder call home? - Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images
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Vikings, Mpls. Now Looking At A Stadium Site Next To The Dome

I wonder if there will be a day when we solve this issue.  At least the focus is now in the same area.

 
Minneapolis and Minnesota Vikings officials said Monday they're scrutinizing a parcel of land next to the Metrodome in hopes of continuing to play at the old stadium while the new one is under construction.

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Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf - Photo From Getty Images
Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf - Photo From Getty Images
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Wilf ‘Optimistic’ About Metrodome Site, But Problems Remain

Of course, don't rule out Arden Hills either.  It's crunch time for the Vikings stadium decision.

 
Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf emerged from a three-hour meeting Wednesday in Gov. Mark Dayton’s office and said he was “optimistic” that the team’s new stadium could be built at the Metrodome.

But Wilf, the governor, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and others painted a disjointed picture of how much progress was being made toward a new stadium, with Rybak again insisting that the city would not participate financially unless there was also monetary relief for Minneapolis’ Target Center.

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Vikings: New Metrodome Stadium Has Hidden Costs

Stadiums are just like cell phone bills!  Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak did say the city is aware of the concern and is taking it into consideration.  The soap opera, 'As The Stadium Turns' continues.

 
The Minnesota Vikings said Tuesday that building a new stadium at the Metrodome, when including the costs of playing three seasons at the University of Minnesota during construction, would add $67 million to the project’s cost.

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Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images
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No More Triangles Of Authority: Rick Spielman Named GM Of Vikings

At lest now we will have one vision in charge of the Minnesota Vikings.  Do you think he is the right choice?
 

After years of wondering just how things work at Winter Park, Vikings owner/president Mark Wilf stepped to the podium today and made it clear right off the bat whose neck is on the line for all football matters.

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Mayor Rybak: Minneapolis Would Contribute $300M To New Stadium At Dome

Why do I have a feeling that after all the posturing and debating, the Vikings will end up with a new stadium right where the Dome sits now?

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Vikings May Release Quarterback McNabb

According to Brian Hall of FSNorth, Donovan McNabb asked the MN Vikings to release him, of which, they are considering.  With Jay Cutler's fractured thumb, will he go to play for his "home" team, the Chicago Bears?

No worries for MN Viking's fans, Christian Ponder has started the last five games and may just be what the team has been searching for.  Do you agree?

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Minnesota Vikings vs. Oakland Raiders in Pictures [GALLERY]

The Vikings lost to the Raiders yesterday 27-21 at Mall of America Field, the loss drops Minnesota to 2-8 and Oakland takes the top spot in the AFC West with a 6-4 record. The Vikings travel to Atlanta next Sunday to battle the 6-4 Falcons.

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