A new Vikings stadium is just one illegible, hastily scrawled Governor’s signature away from being a reality. After the House bill passed earlier this week, the Minnesota State Senate has given the go-ahead on the bill. It now will be delivered, (presumably by Adrian Peterson who knows how to keep a hot potato close) to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk.

The plan relies heavily on public financing, but less so than most other stadiums that have been built in the past decade. The Vikings would pay 49 percent of construction, with $348 million coming from state coffers and $150 million from the city of Minneapolis. Under the bill, the team’s future in Minnesota would be guaranteed for three decades

If he’s smart enough, Dayton will bring the bill with him and sign it in full view of the press and public at tomorrow’s kick-off of the Governor’s Fishing Opener event in Waconia.

The Vikings Stadium is either a sore spot for you or an inspiration for you. I'll be the first to admit, I was totally against the plan to plop a stadium right where the old one is... parking is a major issue and even just getting into Minneapolis proper is a major pain in the arse. But you have to admit, these concept photos released by the Vikings organization make the idea of new stadium near the Metrodome site much more agreeable.