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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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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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City Of Shakopee Shows Interest In Being The MN Vikings New Home

Enter...another entity vying to be the new home of  the MN Vikes.  Now the City of Shakopee throws their hat in the ring, or should we say stadium. 

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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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Dayton Sets Deadline For Vikings Stadium Proposals

Will they stay or will they go?  Looks like we will know this year the fate of the stadium and, ultimately, the Minnesota Vikings.  It's good to set dates so it just doesn't linger out there forever, right?

 
Accelerating the push for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, Gov. Mark Dayton sent letters Thursday to Ramsey County and Minneapolis setting

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Minneapolis City Council Skeptical About Stadium Plan

This shouldn't come as a surprise.  A skeptical city council?!  Wow!  I kind of get some of the opposing points, but I don't agree at all that the only one that would benefit from a stadium are the team owners.

 
Mayor R.T. Rybak encountered a deeply skeptical City Council Thursday after pitching his plan to keep the Vikings in Minneapolis.

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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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Dayton, Legislators: Maybe Watching A Vikings Game Would Help Get Everyone On The Same Page

Hey, whatever it takes to get this stadium issue resolved right?  I picture a bunch of guys in Polo shirts and Dockers watching a game together.  Wonder if they will have beer and nachos?  What I really think they should do is watch a game together at the Metrodome.  Then they will see the passion of the fans inside and outside of the stadium and how busy nearby businesses are for the game.
 

Maybe if everyone just sat down and watched a Minnesota Vikings game things would work out.

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Ramsey County Board Approves Land Deal In Arden Hills For Vikings Stadium

It seems like it's always one step forward and two steps back when it comes to a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.  For people who wish the Minnesota Vikings would stay in Minnesota, is this a good sign or is it just more smoke in hopes of moving a stadium plan forward?
Ramsey County Board members on Tuesday unanimously approved a $28.5 million purchase of 430 acres in Arden Hills with the goal of using it for a Minnesota Vikings stadium if the state finds the money to pay for it.

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