Skip to comments.Vikings stadium plan gets Minnesota House approval
Posted on 05/08/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Minneapolis, MN The new stadium plan for the Minnesota Vikings has received approval from the state's House of Representatives.
After passing by a margin of 73-58, the proposal will next move to the state Senate.
"It's the first hurdle, a couple more to go, but we're really excited," said Vikings vice president Lester Bagley.
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Democrats would burn the cities if Cargill or 3M made similar demands under threat of moving out of state.
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Conservatives will sell you out, too. Their selling price is just higher.
Actually you’d be surprised how regularly lower profile business successful make similar demands. If more than 1 building gets torn down to put in a new single business building eminent domain was almost certainly involved, the city usually bought it cheap, tore everything down on their own dime, and sold it to the business for less than they bought it and maybe even offered tax breaks. The difference is when cities do it for Walgreens nobody pays attention, it all just happens nice and quiet.
I think that not having a team in LA is far more valuable to the NFL than having a team there. Once a team moved there it would be much more difficult for another owner to threaten to move the team to Portland, Oregon in order to get a shiny new taxpayer paid stadium.
Welcome to FR. Love your s/n.
Taxpayers should not be expected to pay for any NFL stadium.
Then the taxpayers and the city/county/state shouldn’t benefit from it with increased property, sales, gas, and income tax revenue. The metrodome is used for more than just football and the city/county/state should ask if the stadium has increased tourism and paid for itself since it was open? I’ve been there 3 times and each time we spent money on gas and food outside the stadium that we wouldn’t have if we weren’t going to a game.
“We have far too many people in our state Legislature...”
I agree with your complete statement, but you could have stopped there.
Okay, that made me laugh. Well played.
“One Democrat said he was voting in favor of the proposal because it would help women and ‘people of color.’”
Like whom, Adrian Peterson? He’d be better off if the team moved to LA. Or, according to what the MSM covers, being traded to the Patriots or Jets/Giants.
“I wonder if they have decided where in the stadium they will put their Super Bowl Trophy Case?”
When considering the Vikings’ many Superbowl and conference championship game tragedies I am reminded of a quote from Uncle Buck (1989):
“If the object of the game were to get the ball as close to the pins without knocking any ofthem over you would be champion of the world.”
Now I could vote for that!!!
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