Senate Announces New Arden Hills Vikings Stadium Agenda
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.