The vikings stadium bill was announced this afternoon to build the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium in downtown Minneapolis at the existing metrodome site. The bill coincides with the agreement announced March 1 by the Vikings, State of Minnesota, and the City of Minneapolis (tv/video announcement can be viewed below).
Legislative leaders announced the bill could be in its first committee hearing next week, with a March 16 deadline for “passing out of at least one committee in each chamber”.
Termed as a “People’s Stadium”, the facility will be developed on/adjacent to the existing metrodome site and “will be operated by a public authority to best serve the needs, the activities and the enjoyment of the people of Minnesota.” The multi-use facility will operate year round and serve as a potential venue for “NCAA Final Fours, trade shows and conventions, high school and college sporting events, cultural celebrations and other entertainment events.”
Reasonably, there are numerous conversations surrounding the site and potential economic development, the City’s funding gap, and the public-private partnership, but to stay on the lighter side of the conversation, we wanted to share a few of the proposed development pics! Check out some of the new stadium renderings!
Vikings Owners Zygi and Mark Wilf, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and others addressed the media from the State Capitol in St. Paul on Thursday, March 1, 2012.