Costs Rise For Wizards' Practice Facility NASCAR Tracks Cashing In With Non-Racing Events Bypass To Put Its Hardware In Sports Venues San Diego Chamber Endorses Chargers' Plan Sources: Ballmer Wants New Arena For Clips Vikings Select Firms To Build New HQ LAFC Mulls HQ, Complex In Tustin Beaver Stadium Capacity Likely To Get Smaller Seahawks/Sounders Looking For Naming Rights Turner Field Area Could Become College Stadium
SBD/June 14, 2011/Facilities
Vikings, County Put Forward Plan To Pay For Road Improvements At Proposed Stadium
Published June 14, 2011
SITE WRANGLINGS: In St. Paul, Charley Walters cited sources as saying that the Vikings' only chance for a new stadium in a Minnesota state special legislative session, "under current circumstances, is to accept a Minneapolis offer on the Metrodome site" (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 6/12). However, a ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS editorial stated, "If we're going to make a stadium deal, now is the time, and the Arden Hills venue is the site." St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman "got it right" in terms of the financing of the stadium. His "proposal for a statewide, per-drink liquor tax to fund stadiums and arenas makes much more sense" than the current plan (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 6/12).