Private talks between Minneapolis and private property owners are under way in an effort to acquire several key pieces of land for the new $975 million Vikings stadium, even before the leaders who will oversee its construction have been named. Such deals must be made swiftly so that construction can be completed in time for the stadium's 2016 debut.
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Vikings stadium buzz quiets down at Capitol
After weeks of proposals and counter-proposals, it appears the urgency to pass legislation for a new Vikings stadium is waning at the State Capitol. The Star Tribune reports most legislators aren't clamoring for a stadium bill to be introduced -- especially without a solid funding plan, or an agreed-upon site.
Report: Vikings close to a new stadium deal in Minnesota
On NBC's Football Night in America, sports writer Peter King reported the Vikings and Minnesota officials are close to a new stadium deal. According to NBC Sports, it's not a matter of "if," but "when." The Vikings have called Minnesota home since their NFL debut in 1961, but the Metrodome lease expires after the 2011 season. The report did not state whether the new stadium would be in Arden Hills or Minneapolis.
Fourth and inches for Vikings stadium
Monday could turn out to be one of the most important days in the history of the Minnesota Vikings. The stadium bill will be voted on in the House. If the vote passes the team will be one step closer to a new stadium. Lester Bagley, the Vikings' chief stadium lobbyist believes a 'yes' vote "is within striking distance."
KFAN: 'Superstar' Mike Morris made sure the Vikings stadium bill passed
Governor Mark Dayton signed the Vikings stadium bill into law on Monday. But he didn't do it without a little encouragement from FM 100.3 KFAN's Mike Morris. The "Superstar" wrote the Governor a friendly message (with a crayon) to make sure the bill was signed.
Ted Mondale to lead Vikings stadium authority
The newly created five-member Minnesota Sports Facility Authority, which will work with the Minnesota Vikings to oversee construction of a $975 million downtown Minneapolis football stadium, named Ted Mondale as its executive director. Mondale, who advocated on behalf of the Dayton administration for the stadium, will earn an annual salary of $157,181.
Vikings Stadium bill in the state Senate unveiled
The stadium legislation was released Friday afternoon following the agreement Gov. Mark Dayton, Minneapolis leaders and Vikings owners announced March 1. It proposes constructing a 65,000 seat roofed-stadium near the current Metrodome site for $975 million. $398 million would come from the state, funded by electronic pulltabs. Minneapolis would cover $150 million of the cost and the Vikings would pay the remaining $427 million.
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