As the Vikings continue to push for a new stadium in Arden Hills, the city of Minneapolis offered up new plans Tuesday. Mayor RT Rybak says Minneapolis can contribute $300-million towards a new stadium. Rybak also says the city can offer "all of the revenue options that are necessary for the Vikings"
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Vikings stadium contribution would include money from other sources
The Vikings' owners have said they'll pay more than $400 million toward the cost of a new stadium in Arden Hills. But the governor's top stadium adviser says that total includes a loan from the NFL and revenue from the sale of personal seat licenses. The owners would apparently pay no more than $225 million of their own money.
Conference Committee presents final bill, Vikings to contribute $477 million, next step is to vote
The House and Senate Conference Committee has adjourned after coming together on a final bill for a new Vikings stadium. In the bill, the Vikings will contribute $477 million to the stadium while Minneapolis and the state will combine for $498 million. Before reaching the Governor's office the bill needs to pass through another House and Senate vote.
Vikings to meet with Minneapolis officials regarding stadium
With the Metrodome lease expiring at the end of the season, the Vikings have agreed to meet with Minneapolis officials to discuss building a stadium in the city. The Vikings, although willing to talk, remain dedicated to building in Ramsey County.
Vikings to meet next week to explore Minneapolis options, still set on Arden Hills stadium
Vikings officials reaffirmed their commitment to building on an Arden Hills site Tuesday, but agreed to meet with Minneapolis officials next Tuesday to explore stadium options. Team Vice President Lester Bagley says the Vikings want to "stick with the local partner [Arden Hills] that sticks with us.
Vikings stadium bill likely needs to include financial aid for Target Center
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says the stadium proposal won't get past the Minneapolis city council without funding for the Target Center, and such a task has negotiators trying to find multiple ways to provide funding for the Target Center.
Vikings stadium funding plan receives support from Minneapolis City Council
Minneapolis City Council members voted 7-6 in a decision to back the Vikings stadium funding plan, which is moving through the legislature. $675 million in city generated taxes will be retained through 2046 to fund the stadium.
Report: Vikings stadium bill reached
A.J. Mansour of KFAN reports the Vikings, the State of Minnesota and the City of Minneapolis are reportedly close to a deal on a Vikings stadium bill. An agreement is expected to be announced during a press conference at 9:00 a.m. The new stadium site would be located near the Metrodome. The Vikings would be able to play the next two to three seasons at the Dome.
Vikings could find out tonight if NFL will contribute to stadium costs
NFL owners are expected to meet tonight in Texas and decide whether or not to help finance Minnesota's search for a new stadium. Vikings' owner Zygi Wilf is willing to pay $407-million for the $1.1-billion proposed stadium in Arden Hills, and he's hoping the league will contribute $13-million, thus leaving $650-million in the hands of the state and Ramsey County.
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