SBD/Issue 117/Facilities & Venues

Vikings Stadium Plan Would Also Benefit The Univ. Of MN

The Vikings "are focusing on three sites for" a new football stadium they "would use jointly with" the Univ. of MN, according to Aron Kahn of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. Two of the sites "are virtually on" the university's Minneapolis campus, and the third is in downtown Minneapolis between the university and the Metrodome. Under a proposal, the new stadium "would have a retractable roof and cost at least" $450M. The facility "would be built with money from" Vikings Owner Red McCombs, the NFL, "a variety of stadium-related revenue, and possibly a no-interest state loan of the kind that helped build" the Xcel Energy Center. Vikings execs "think chances of passing a bill will increase if the stadium is for both teams" (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 3/9).

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