Vikings Stadium Development/Grassroots Coordinator Eric Durkee checks in with this blog entry regarding the Vikings on-going push for a new stadium in Arden Hills:
As the Vikings continue to work with Governor Dayton, legislative leaders, and Ramsey County on developing final legislation to build a new stadium in Arden Hills, the team’s biggest supporters continue to weigh in on the public conversation surrounding the issue.
Shortly after a Shoreview city councilman posted an online petition against a new stadium in Arden Hills, Vikings fans countered with their own petition in support of the plan. Despite the councilman’s petition receiving media coverage from outlets like the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and ESPN.com, Vikings fans’ support of the plan that creates jobs and secures the team in Minnesota has clearly outpaced opponents. In only five days, the fan petition has over 5,400 signatures and continues to climb every hour. You can view and sign the petition here.
Grassroots efforts such as this truly show how passionate Vikings fans are about keeping their team in Minnesota and seeing a new stadium become a reality. And given that the Vikings still believe when the budget issue is resolved, new stadium legislation will also be heard during a Special Session, these efforts could not come at a better time.
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