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    Stadium deal to be announced Thursday


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    Still skeptical. The agreement might be in place, but i've heard 7 of the 12 jerkoffs on the city council are in favor of turning it into a city wide referendum. Usual coward politics.

    I hope I'm wrong, I really do.
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    I bet the MPLS city council approves it without putting it up for a referendum. Their job is to do what is in the best interest of the city and it is BY FAR AND AWAY is in the best interest of the city to approve the Vikes stadium. They scuttle this and MPLS won't get another shot at it.

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    Where can I find renderings of what the stadium would look like? When is it projected to open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfranfan View Post
    Where can I find renderings of what the stadium would look like? When is it projected to open?

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    http://football.ballparks.com/NFL/Mi...s/newfront.jpg

    http://www.vikings.com/assets/images...dium-1-big.jpg

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/1...near-metrodome

    If I understand correctly, the stadium would begin construction a block away from the Metrodome, 2.5 years into the process, the Dome wood come down and the Vikings would play at TCF Bank stadium for half a season.

    So essentially, even if it starts immediately, the earliest it would be completed is 2015.
    "I rooted for the Russians in 1980 because they were the better team." - Twolvesguy

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    I don't think the city council will stand in the way - its more than 50% privately funded with no new city taxes. Where are they going to get such a good deal? Its either that or the Vikes leave Minneapolis one way or the other because next year they'll either get people in the state legislature to allow them to go go Arden Hills or they'll just leave the state.

    You'd have to be a moron to turn down a billion dollar development project that doesn't cost the city a single penny in new money.

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    I liked this overhead projection of it, it looks bigger and more like an actual football stadium than the Dome did.

    http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...57863979_n.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoViking View Post
    You'd have to be a moron to turn down a billion dollar development project that doesn't cost the city a single penny in new money.
    well that's good news since there aren't any complete morons in charge. Oh wait.

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    Vikings stadium bill introduced in the Senate

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci...s-stadium-plan

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