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Another Vikings stadium bill on its way
Grand Forks Herald ( Forum Communications ) ^
| January 28, 2011
| Andrew Tellijohn
Posted on 01/28/2011 3:33:44 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
ST. PAUL - Last years Hail Mary fell incomplete as time ran out on the Minnesota Vikings and their push for a new stadium.
But the team may be granted an overtime period in the 2011 Minnesota Legislature.
Lawmakers insist that they will not finance a Vikings stadium from the general fund, fueled by state taxes, nor will they lose their primary focus on putting citizens back to work or balancing the budget.
However, there appears to be interest from Democrat and Republican lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton in discussing options that could result in the Vikings getting a new stadium.
(Excerpt) Read more at grandforksherald.com ...
TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: football; nfl; stadium; vikings
Welfare for billionaires.
posted on 01/28/2011 3:38:20 PM PST
by triumphant values
(Never criticize that to your right.)
Change their name from the "Vikings" to the "DFL'rs".
They are both losers and pi$$ everyone off anyway.
posted on 01/28/2011 3:40:49 PM PST
(Trust in God, question everyone else)
I could just go out into the woods and cut a couple spruce poles to help hold the roof up. Maybe that would tide them over another year.
posted on 01/28/2011 3:44:09 PM PST
by Past Your Eyes
(I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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posted on 01/28/2011 3:47:06 PM PST
(Governor Mark Dayton? That's so incredibly alarming, don't you think?)
This is how you know times can’t really be that tough. All is well.
posted on 01/28/2011 3:49:42 PM PST
To: triumphant values
Fix the Metrodome roof and problem solved. There is nothing wrong with a dual use domed stadium. Seattle stupidly built 2 stadiums to replace the Kingdome. It may not have been “pretty” but it got the job done and the taxpayers weren’t fleeced. I like Safeco field, but what a waste Qwest field is.
posted on 01/28/2011 3:54:04 PM PST
("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
With no Lombardi trophies they’ll be able to save money on selving and display space.
Someone will call for another constitutional amendment to raise the money.
posted on 01/28/2011 4:33:01 PM PST
(Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
From what I heard on KSTP, it sounds like the 400 acre ammo plant property in the northeast metro will become the new home of the Vikes.
To: Eric in the Ozarks
I hope it’s an outdoor stadium, but of course, they probably figure they need a dome to get the Super Bowl.
posted on 01/28/2011 4:53:38 PM PST
The property is reported to be a serious brownfield with off-gassing chemical pollution from its days as an ammo plant. Wonder how they will contend with this ?
I like Safeco field, but what a waste Qwest field is.
Spoken like a true baseball fan. They are both fine facilities, and have been paid for with taxes from new sources......PS, I voted against them both, and I love sports.....hate govt spending more.
posted on 01/28/2011 6:22:26 PM PST
(Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
To: Eric in the Ozarks
Great, close to where I live (close enough to be a major inconvenience. That won’t make the 7.25% sales tax jump here at all. Infrastructure in this area can’t handle it. About the only good that would come from it might be getting some better restaurants near here.
posted on 01/28/2011 6:38:25 PM PST
(The gropings will continue until morale improves (or) "don't TSA me bro")
It seems to me that the the Shakopee area might be a better location with better access. I don't know if Scott County has 400 + acres to dedicate to a football stadium, tho...
To: Eric in the Ozarks
By my house...that should help traffic.grrrrrr.
posted on 01/28/2011 7:18:27 PM PST
by WOBBLY BOB
( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
To: WOBBLY BOB
Heck, sell the team to Cuba or Venezuela. Castro or Chavez would like their own NFL football team and it’s warm there for the players.
posted on 01/28/2011 9:42:14 PM PST
(To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
Timing is everything
posted on 01/29/2011 8:13:02 AM PST
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