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Stadium Bill May Be Introduced To Legislature On Monday

Posted by cjsiewert on April 29, 2010 – 1:12 pm

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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8 Responses to “Stadium Bill May Be Introduced To Legislature On Monday”

  1. By jbork88 on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

  2. By Joe on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    Great. Just get it passed so I can relax. I’m not worried about the details, just get it passed and ensure that we stay in Minnesota.

  3. By Todd Forcellina on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    This better get done! I am so tired of this subject. I am a season ticket holder from CT. and will not root for a Vikings team not located in MN!!!! The Vikings ARE MINNESOTA. Get it passed.

  4. By the nic on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    i love the metrodome. alot of memeries from when i was a kid going to games there with my dad and grandpa, i wish they could just stay there and upgrade it or something. better yet i wish the city or state would buy the team like in greenbay so it never leaves.

  5. By Roberto on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    Please let the stadium be open to the elements. Let it have real grass. If it must have a roof, please let the roof be an openable one.

  6. By d.p.g on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    well i hope it does pass so the vikings will have new stadium and stay but….. can you see the vikings in california just think of the name minnesota vikings it sounds perfect but when you say california vikings you tell me what sounds better

  7. By d.p.g on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    MINNESOTA VIKINGS FOREVER!!!!

  8. By VikingMomma on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Come on! What is this nonsense about a roofless stadium? If you’re going to build a stadium do it right! Yea it might cost more in the beginning but do you really think the NFL will pick Mpls. for a Super Bowl in the dead of winter with no roof on our stadium? That one event alone would generate multi-millions for us. Come on Ziggy. Don’t cop out on this one. Give us a stadium that is really world class! I’ll pay higher taxes to fund a roof ‘cuz I sure wouldn’t look forward to sitting outside in single digits to watch my team. I love you guys but not enough to freeze my toes off in the dead of winter!

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