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Gov Dayton Says Today Is Due Date For Vikings Stadium Proposals

January 12, 2012 by Nick in NEW STADIUM

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!

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