Gov Dayton Says Today Is Due Date For Vikings Stadium Proposals
Three spots are open to build a new stadium but only one can win – if there is a winner at all. Arden Hills, Minneapolis, and surprisingly Shakopee have thrown their hats into the bidding for a new Vikings stadium. Gov Dayton has set a deadline for Thursday (Today) for the due date for any and all proposals.
The Shakopee location isn’t realistic and is already being written off.
Jeff Anderson, a Vikings spokesman, said of the Shakopee proposal, “It’s time to focus on one site instead of [bringing in] additional sites.”
Rumors of building a new stadium on top of the metrodome continue to stir aswell.
The Vikings have said the Metrodome may be “workable,” but now say that the site carries $67 million in additional costs that include, in their estimation, a need for $19 million to enhance parking at the Metrodome. Rybak initially said the Metrodome site, at $895 million, was the cheapest plan.
It should be interesting to see what happens. At this point Vikings fans may have a preference to where the stadium is but I believe all of us can agree on one thing… GET THE STADIUM BUILT!