Vikings Bring Push For New Stadium To St. Cloud Area Lawmakers [AUDIO]
ST. CLOUD – The Minnesota Vikings brought their push for a new stadium to Central Minnesota today (Wednesday). The Vikings Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development Lester Bagley is meeting with local state lawmakers.
Bagley also talked with Bob Hughes this morning on WJON. He says a new stadium in Arden Hills would be much more convenient of the fans.
He says the team has lined-up most of the funding, including: $360 million from Ramsey County, $350 million from a local partner, and $300 million from the state. He says the rest would come from the team.
However, some Ramsey county officials want the residents to vote on a proposed half-cent sales tax — which could pose a problem with that part of the funding. State lawmakers would also have to vote to approve the state’s contribution. The team wants Governor Mark Dayton to call a special session yet this fall to vote on the issue.