Skip to main content

Opinion: Stadium issue won't end well

Fox Sports North's Bob Sansevere doesn't believe the Vikings' stadium issue has a happy ending in sight. His reason? Because politicians are the people in charge of making it happen.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Fox Sports North's Bob Sansevere doesn't believe the Vikings' stadium issue has a happy ending in sight. His reason? Because politicians are the people in charge of making it happen.

Next Up

walz flanagan lorie shaull flickr

Gov. proposes 'Walz Checks' for most Minnesotans

The governor wants to use $700 million of the state's surplus to fund the payments.

Hutch crash booking photo

Walz, Flanagan call on Hennepin Co. sheriff to resign

"I would say that it is time for him to resign," the Lt. Gov. said.

line 3 enbridge portage lake hubbard county mn tony webster flickr

Months after missing deadline, Enbridge says Line 3 aquifer breach is fixed

The company told Bring Me The News it "successfully stopped the flow of groundwater" at the site.

canada bodies found

Baby, teenager among 4 found dead along MN, Canada border

Authorities believe all four froze to death.

unsplash roller rink skates CROP

Former roller rink, tennis courts will become new sports hub

The Wooddale Fun Zone has been closed since spring of 2020.

hibachi daruma

Popular hibachi food truck opens second Twin Cities restaurant

The much-anticipated Daruma opens for takeout Thursday evening.

20211128_Vikings_49ers_REG12_0144 (1)

What changes are coming to the Vikings' offensive line?

Once again, Minnesota has work to do to figure out its interior spots

Kris Ehresmann

One of Minnesota's key COVID-19 leaders is retiring

Kris Ehresmann has given more than 30 years of her life to public health in Minnesota.

summit beach park orono

Plan to develop Orono park on hold after Daytons object

The Dayton family donated the land to the city for the park in the 1970s.

covid nurse doctor hospital wikimedia commons

Child from Twin Cities, school staff member die from COVID

Both deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.

snow

3 clippers will deliver snow to Minnesota through Tuesday

Clippers move through Friday night, Saturday night and again Monday.

Related

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.'

Does losing hurt the Vikings' stadium chances?

The Vikings' chances of making the playoffs after starting 0-3 are very low. But even though they aren't winning, it doesn't necessarily mean they are hurting their chances of building a new stadium.

Bennett and Kirkwood work well together

The Golden Gophers haven't had a two-headed monster in the backfield since Marian Barber III and Laurence Maroney were tearing apart the opposing defense. Minnesota doesn't have a backfield that good this year, but Duane Bennett and Donnell Kirkwood compliment each other well.

No vote in sight for Vikings' stadium

After ten hours of hearings regarding the Vikings' stadium, the state Senate went home today with some bad news for the Vikings. Governor Mark Dayton doesn't believe there will be a special session to vote on a stadium bill. In fact, he says there likely won't be any vote at all until next spring.

Officials say selection of Vikings stadium architect will come by early October

It won't be long before the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority selects the architect of the new Vikings stadium. Officials with the group said Friday that a selection of the architect from five finalists will be made by early October, if not earlier.

State senate schedules Vikings stadium hearings

Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, who chairs the Senate Taxes Committee, says she will hold two public hearings on the Vikings stadium issue. Both will be after Thanksgiving, scheduled for Nov. 29 and Dec. 6.

Sansevere: Twins can't have too many pitchers

The Twins used 24 of 43 picks on during the MLB Draft this week. Bob Sansevere of Fox Sports North says strategy to add to the team's biggest weakness will be a success if just a couple of the picks work out.

Wolves next in line for playoff push?

It's been nearly two full years since one of Minnesota's "big four" sports teams made the playoffs. Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press believes the Timberwolves will beat the Twins, Vikings and Wild to the playoff punch.