Vikings Stadium Could Become Reality Today
The Vikings Stadium bill only needs to pass a floor vote in the senate and get signed by the Governor for it to become a reality. The Minnesota House voted 71-60 early Thursday morning in favor of a revised stadium bill. The revised bill was constructed in a conference committee and requires the Vikings to pay $50 Million more while the state pays $50 Million less. The Vikings will now pay a total of $477 Million while the state and city of Minneapolis will combine to pay $498 Million. The Vikings agreed to the increase in payment.
The house vote happened at 3:30am Thursday so the senate must wait 12 hours before they can vote on the issue. The vote from the Senate is expected after 3:30 this afternoon. The Governor is expected to sign the agreement.