Stadium

Will New Bill Put Vikings Stadium On Hold?
This shows once again the complete lack of organization in Minnesota State Government.  The e-pulltab money is coming up short so rather than be resourceful and look for alternatives, some lawmakers want a "do over" on the Viking's stadium bill that they already passed.
Minneapolis Council Approves Stadium In Premliminary Vote Thursday
Before this most recent Vikings stadium saga, the Minneapolis city council approved the idea of a stadium using redirected sales taxes.  It was a very close vote, with the council approving by a vote count of 7 votes in favor and 6 opposed.  Armed with the belief that the city council would approve …
Senate Approves Vikings Stadium Bill With Changes Of Their Own
Monday the House passed a stadium plan with some modifications.  Tuesday it was the Senates turn and after 11 hours of debate, they also have passed a Vikings stadium bill by a vote of 38-28.  Like the House, the Minnesota Senate made changes and now the two sides must compromise before se…
State Contribution To New Vikings Stadium: $398 Million
I think today brought fantastic news in that the Minnesota Vikings are as close as they've been to staying put and having a new facility that will help the entire state.  There are still some political obstacles to get over, but the momentum is positive.
 
After days of intense, closed-door meetings, …
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 a…

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