Why It’s Now Or Never for a Vikings Stadium

May 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Rewind to January of this year. The press and politicians thought we were crazy to start a stadium movement to keep the Vikings in Minnesota . Talk of state deficits dominated conversations and the advocates put in charge of protecting professional sports in Minnesota (Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission ) themselves were throwing in the white towel and insulting those that thought otherwise.
We have come along way since January. Light is at the end of the tunnel, and a resolution is within our reach. But we still have a short sprint to cross the finish line.
With talk of a stadium bill hitting the floor the week of May 3rd , we are backed into a corner and running out of time.
Last week, Rep. Tom Hackbarth attempted to attach the Racino bill to the Agriculture bill, which would have allocated $60 million a year to a Vikings stadium and Saints stadium. It failed miserably, as it was ruled non-germane.  Racino will live to fight another day, but not as a ...

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