Three stadium proposals

  • Graphic by: DAVE BRAUNGER
  • Updated: January 12, 2012 - 9:56 PM

Details from three proposals for a Vikings stadium. Two other plans – the “Linden Ave.” and “Famers Market” options – were not supported by Minneapolis:



Cost $1.11 billion $918 million $920 million
Plan to pay for it 3% Ramsey County tax on food, drink; $425 million from Vikings; $350 million from state Existing Convention Center taxes; $407 million from Vikings; $300 million from state Racino, fan fees, no new taxes; $400 million from Vikings
Location Former Army Ammunition Site in Arden Hills Metrodome site Industrial area near Hwys. 101 and 169 east of Shakopee
Land area 260 acres with 170 acres more available Current Metrodome site is 20 acres 130 acres
Who owns the land or facility? Federal government Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Two owners
Quote about the proposal/ option ”Ramsey County has a viable finance plan and we have an agreement in principle with the county.” – Vikings vice president of stadium development Lester Bagley ”We’ve come up with the only plan that puts significant dollars on the table without new taxes.” – Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak ”We believe that we have the best site, that will be the easiest to develop … the cheapest in cost and the second largest in land acreage.” – Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke