The Minnesota Vikings issued a formal letter to members of the Minnesota Legislature, responding to issues addressed in the Met Council report. The report, commissioned by Gov. Dayton's administration, questioned the timing and viability surrounding the Arden Hills site.
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Sources tell the Star Tribune that political leaders are advising the Vikings an Arden Hills site is not workable. Team officials are now reconsidering Minneapolis options and toured a site next to the Basilica of St. Mary.
Report: Vikings' stadium plan is 'unrealistic' and 'aggressive'
The Metropolitan Council will release a report Wednesday covering the Minnesota Vikings' stadium plan. The report is already known to say the Arden Hills plan is "aggressive" and "unrealistic." It also suggests that a Ramsey County sales tax will compromise the county's ability to fund other projects.
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.
Dayton says Arden Hills stadium site still in play
A report over the weekend suggested state leaders are telling the Vikings to give up on the idea of an Arden Hills stadium. But Governor Dayton says he's not ruled out anything. Backers of Minneapolis and Arden Hills sites face a Thursday deadline to submit plans to the governor.
Dayton says he's pushing for Vikings stadium to be built in Arden Hills
Dayton says he's pushing for the proposed $1 billion stadium to be built in Arden Hills and will have a plan ready on how the state will raise its $300 million share of the bill within the next two weeks. Dayton says he’ll then call a special legislative session by the end of November for lawmakers to vote on the plan.
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