As the dust settles from the 2010 Elections, the issue of a new publicly-owned stadium for the State of Minnesota is quickly becoming a hot topic among Vikings fans and newly-elected leaders. And tomorrow it will be a hot topic on vikings.com because we’re having a live chat with Vikings VP of Stadium Development/Public Affairs on Tuesday at noon CT.
With a lease set to expire after the 2011 season, the Vikings will have just 10 games remaining at the current facility when the 2011 Legislative Session convenes. The Vikings remain one of the few NFL franchises without a stadium solution, and – due to the challenges of the Metrodome – the team ranks at the bottom of the league in stadium revenues.
The Vikings are working with State and local officials already to develop a stadium package to bring forward early next year. It will include a specific stadium site, project costs and funding options.
There are a lot of factors involved with this issue and Lester will help us sort them all out tomorrow, so be sure to join us. Click here to access the chat tomorrow and remember that you can log at 11:45 a.m. CT tomorrow to submit your questions ahead of time.
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