Vikings stadium bonds set to go on sale

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The state of Minnesota is expected to begin selling bonds for the new $1 billion Vikings stadium on Monday, according to FOX 9.

The sale was held up for two weeks by a lawsuit filed by three Minneapolis residents that attempted to block the bond transaction that would cover the state's contribution to the funding for the stadium. The Minnesota Supreme court threw out that petition last week.

The Pioneer Press reported the state Office of Management and Budget is selling $468 million in bonds to support the $498 million public share. The Vikings are putting up $477 million.

Earlier this week the Star Tribune reported that demolition work on the Metrodome has slowed a bit in the frigid weather. Officials from the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said work is continuing, telling the paper that machine operators can work from the safety of their heated rigs.

After the Metrodome's roof was successfully deflated last weekend, workers began work on the lower part of the Dome this week, including a loading dock, the Vikings Lounge and the area near Gate B.

The stadium is still slated to open in July 2016.

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