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NFL Unhappy With Plan For Vikings To Play Three Seasons At TCF Bank Stadium
Published January 27, 2012
SETBACK IN MAYOR'S PLAN: In Minneapolis, Eric Roper notes city council insistence that public funding for a new Vikings stadium must go before Minneapolis voters "put the brakes on Mayor R.T. Rybak's plan for the Metrodome site Thursday." Also Thursday, House Government Operations and Elections Committee Chair Joyce Peppin, whose committee would likely be the first to handle the Vikings stadium plan, said that she would "oppose any attempt to waive a referendum requirement." Peppin: "I'd like to see a referendum if it involves taxpayer money, which it undoubtedly will." The majority council opposition is a "major blow to the mayor's plan, though he maintains he can muster the seven votes to pass it." Rybak said, "It's not going to be a slam dunk here or at the Capitol or anywhere else, but we can see a way to get there" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/27).