The city is putting together a more aggressive pitch to keep the team downtown. Mayor R.T. Rybak says the city has two or three options on the table, including the Metrodome site, the farmer's market and land owned by Xcel Energy behind the basilica. Gov. Dayton has said he wants every proposal for a stadium on his desk by early next week.
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Mayor R.T. Rybak is set to announce details of a "workforce agreement" at a press conference Monday afternoon, WCCO reports. The latest proposal would put a new stadium on ground right next to the current Metrodome.
Report: Preliminary stadium deal reached
The Star Tribune is citing multiple sources who say the Vikings, Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak have reached an agreement to construct a $975 million stadium at the current Metrodome site. The newspaper reports the Vikings would pay $427 million, the state would contribute $398 million and Minneapolis would pay $150 million. An official announcement is expected sometime next week. The Legislature, Minneapolis City Council and the NFL would also need to approve the stadium agreement.
Third Vikings stadium proposal surfaces
The backers are a bit of a mystery, but a new proposal puts a new Vikings stadium north of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. The Star Tribune reports city leaders have seen the blueprints -- but officials aren't exactly sure who's behind the project. The Vikings are dismissing the plan, preferring to focus on their Arden Hills site.
Minneapolis Mayor to hold first public forum on proposed Vikings Stadium
Mayor R.T. Rybak will hear from citizens about the stadium proposal Tuesday night in south Minneapolis. Meanwhile, the City Council will hold a public hearing and a key vote on the stadium plan on April 24.
Vikings may be warming to Minneapolis' stadium pitch
The Star Tribune reports team owner Zygi Wilf showed two sketches of possible stadium sites in Minneapolis, one near the basilica and the other at the farmer's market. The team is still skeptical about building on the existing Metrodome site.
Vikings won't pay as much for Minneapolis stadium
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says he won't pay as much money for a stadium built in Minneapolis. He has his eyes set on a stadium in Arden Hills. Wilf will contribute more than $400 million to a stadium in Arden Hills, but says a stadium at any other site won't warrant 'that level of commitment.'
Mayors make bet between Lynx and Mercury
The winner between the Lynx and Mercury in the WNBA Western Conference Finals is going to make one mayor very happy. Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak made a bet with Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon. The winner will take home Minnesota apples or Arizona hot sauces.
Jared Allen: Vikings fans deserve new stadium
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is sticking his neck out on the stadium issue. He says fans deserve a new place to cheer the Purple simply because the addition of tailgating would create a better game-day atmosphere for the paying customers. He also says the Metrodome is beyond outdated, joking that the Vikings' locker room has four showers with hot water
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