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Senate Announces New Arden Hills Vikings Stadium Agenda

November 22, 2011 by Nick in NEW STADIUM
Minnesota Vikings fans will be happy to hear that the State Senate has announced today their agenda regarding the Minnesota Vikings new 1.1 billion dollar stadium proposal to be built in Arden Hills.  The first hearing, scheduled for Nov. 29, will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 15 of the State Capitol. Overflow rooms with televisions will be available for additional public seating.  According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune the following will take place during the hearing:


Officials said that testimony would be taken from the Vikings and the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, the owners of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis, where the team has played for nearly three decades. Testimony will also be taken from Minneapolis officials, who want the Vikings to remain in Minneapolis, and officials from Ramsey County and Arden Hills, where the team wants to build a new stadium.

The proposed stadium will cost 1.1 Billion dollars and be built at the old ammunition plant in Arden Hills.  The Vikings have publicly announced that they are willing to contribute more then 400 million to the project.  That would leave a little more then 600 million to be funded by the state of Minnesota.   If the State of Minnesota opts to build the stadium in Minneapolis the team has said they will drop their contribution significantly.

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