Since the 2010 NFL Draft concluded this past weekend, the hot topic of Vikings discussion has revolved around whether or not the Vikings selections will make an impact, which undrafted players have a shot at making the team and which free agents the Purple should pursue.
But another topic gaining momentum over the past couple of days has been that of finalizing the details for a Vikings stadium bill.
WCCO’s Pat Kessler reports that top legislative leaders and Vikings officials met Wednesday, preparing for a bill to be introduced at the Legislature as early as Monday.
“This issue has been thoroughly discussed and debated. It’s down to what is the right plan,” Vikings VP of Public Affairs/Stadium Development Lester Bagley told Kessler on introducing the bill to legislature. “What fits Minnesota, what protects taxpayers. That solves the problem and keeps the Vikings here for the next generation.”
Getting the bill passed this Legislative Session may take some hard-pressed motivation from certain individuals as the current session ends May 17. This timeline does not have Bagley too concerned as he feels they “can get it [stadium bill] solved in 14, 15 days.”
Although the Metrodome location seems to be the most conceivable spot for a new stadium, the new stadium bill will be “site-neutral,” which means any city or county can bid on the stadium.
On Wednesday, Bagley chatted with fans on vikings.com about the stadium issue. Click here to replay the chat.
Stay tuned to vikings.com for continuing coverage of this issue.
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