If a new Vikings stadium isn't built on the old Army ammunitions site in Arden Hills, something else could take its place. Sources have told KSTP a $300 million NASCAR racetrack is being considered for the Ramsey County location. Commissioner Tony Bennett confirms meetings with NASCAR investors have taken place.
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Remember Arden Hills site? It still needs cleanup
The deal is nearly done to bring the Minnesota Vikings to downtown Minneapolis, leaving the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills still looking for a cleanup and development plan. "It was a perfect match but it didn't happen. But we're not going to worry about it. We're just going to move forward," Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett told KARE 11.
Motor sports group proposes racetrack on former stadium site in Arden Hills
Minnesota Motorsports Development Group is eying the site of the old Twin Cities Army ammunition plant in Arden Hills. KARE 11 reports the motor sports consortium wants to build a state-of-the-art Motorsports Country Club, which would include a course for road racing and a place to train drivers of emergency vehicles.
Vikings booster Bennett loses bid for re-election on Ramsey Co. Board
Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett will not advance to the November general election after 16 years in office. Bennett championed the controversial effort to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium in Arden Hills. The longtime incumbent came in third behind two of his challengers -- Blake Huffman and Frank Mabley. Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher came in fourth.
Ramsey County leaders propose food, beverage tax to fund stadium
Ramsey County commissioners Tony Bennett and Rafael Ortega have proposed a county-wide three-percent food and beverage tax to help fund a Vikings' stadium in Arden Hills. The tax would raise $24-million/year.
Republicans pitch two more stadium plans
The first proposal would plant the facility in Arden Hills and significantly up the state's contribution, which would be covered at least partly through electronic bingo and pulltab machines, a plan that Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley says might be "viable." Bagley tells the Star Tribune the second proposal, which would have the team and its partners cover 80 percent of the stadium's costs, "would not allow the Vikings to be competitive."
Ramsey County backed into corner in fight for Vikings stadium
Arden Hills in Ramsey County is the Vikings' preferred site for a new stadium, but finding ways to fund their portion of the $1.1 billion plan is no longer on their shoulders. Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett says "We've jumped every friggin' hoop there is in town."
With stadium proposals in, next move will be Dayton's
Stadium proposals landed on Mark Dayton's desk Thursday and the governor says he may pick a favorite next week. Minneapolis promised to kick in $6.5 million per year if the Vikings choose to stay in the city. Ramsey County, meanwhile, hiked its contribution to an Arden Hills site by another $75 million and boosted the total price tag over $1.1 billion by including road improvements.
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