Passage of new Vikings stadium

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Vikings fan Tom Nickerson listened at the Minneapolis City Council dis...

A conceptual drawing of a new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis on a game day.

Governor Dayton signed the stadium bill in the Capitol Rotunda. behin...

Gov. Mark Dayton

In front of the State Capitol, super fan Larry Spooner hailed owner Vi...

Larry Spooner, center, and other Vikings fans, cheered outside the House Chamber after the stadium bill passed Monday night.

Gov. Mark Dayton shook hands with Aidan Scott, 11, of Minneapolis at a rally for The Minnesota Vikings stadium at the Mall of America in Bloomington on Saturday.

Gov. Mark Dayton

Union members rallied on the steps of the Capitol Thursday, May 3, 201...

House Speaker Kurt Zellers

Vikings fan Larry Spooner

After speaking to Vikings fans before the start of the House session,...

Stadium bill author Julie Rosen, R, Senate Minority Leader Thomas Bakk, DFL, and Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, R, had an animated meeting Friday night outside the hearing room during a break to figure out how to deal with the Racino amendment to her bill which was later defeated. Friday, April 27, 2012

Vikings fans at the Capitol

Vikings fans rally at Capitol: Pete Sparby, legislative assistant to Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, greeted Vikings fans as they walked through the state office building. Vikings fans and stadium supporters rallied Monday on the Capitol steps.

Minneapolis City Council member Kevin Reich

Roger Goodell

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Art Rooney II, owner of the...

This rendering shows a proposed new Vikings stadium in Arden Hills.

Rep. Dean Urdahl and Vikings President Mark Wilf in January

A hearing of the House's Government Operations and Elections Committee...

DFL Rep. Terry Morrow, left, and Republican Rep. Morrie Lanning shook hands after their bill was voted down in committee.

A conceptual drawing of a new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis.

This artist's rendering of a new Vikings stadium

Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis officials

Metrodome site - possible location of future Vikings stadium.

The Minneapolis City Council chambers. Thursday, February 23, 2012

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton left Senate Majority Leader David Senjem's office in the Capitol on Friday, March 9, 2012. The governor met with legislative leaders to get their support for the stadium bill.

Two buildings which are owned by Basant Kharbanda that would be affect...

The downtown Minneapolis skyline looms over the Metrodome as seen from...

Patrons of a popular downtown bar and restaurant can see the Metrodome...

Site of proposed Vikings stadium near the Metrodome.

Gov. Mark Dayton, Mayor R.T. Rybak (left), Vikings' owners Zygiy (seco...

Minneapolis City Council member Cam Gordon. Thursday, February 23,...

  • Sides square off on citywide stadium vote

    Article By: ERIC ROPER , Star Tribune Publish March 2, 2012 2:00 AM / Update March 11, 2012 8:42 AM

    Mayor R.T. Rybak said Thursday that Minneapolis can invest $338 million in a new Vikings stadium without triggering a referendum, despite a charter mandate that calls for a citywide vote on any sports subsidy of $10 million or more.

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Gov. Mark Dayton, Mayor R.T. Rybak (left), Vikings' owners Zygi Wilf (right)

Negotiators are hurriedly finishing a plan that would have a new Minnesota Vikings stadium alongside the Metrodome substantially complete by 2016.

The Metrodome and the Minneapolis skyline

Minneapolis City Council Members Barbara Johnson, Meg Tuthill, Lisa Goodman spoke at the end of a City Council meeting this week.

  • Breaking down the Minneapolis City Council on stadium

    Publish February 25, 2012 2:00 AM / Update February 25, 2012 7:49 AM

    Here is a snapshot of the Minneapolis City Council's stance on the mayor's stadium funding plan, if there is no citywide referendum. The council has not voted -- there is no bill to vote on -- so positions are subject to change.

    OPPOSED (ABSENT A CITYWIDE VOTE)

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Sen. Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes), Sen. David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) and Sen.Pam Wolf (R-Spring Lake Park) introduced their stadium plan Thursday morning at the Capitol.

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf met Tuesday with Gov. Mark Dayton and other major players in the push for a new stadium. “I think over the next couple of days, or week, we’ll be able to get it done,” Wilf said.

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi, center, and Mark Wilf, right,with Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett in May in Arden Hills.

A rendering of a proposed Vikings stadium in Arden Hills during winter.

The former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

The 511 Building is an impediment to the stadium proposal.

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Council President Kathy Lantry met wi...

Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett

In 2010, the Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota came together to put on an NFL game at TCF Bank Stadium on short notice.

Thousands of people jammed the floor of the Dome to see their favorite...

Fans at TCF Bank Stadium when the Vikings hosted the Chicago Bears.

The proposed Target Center renovation would include opening the buildi...

Minneapolis City Council members and stadium opponents Gary Schiff, Ro...

COURTESY CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS. Rendering of a new Vikings stadium on th...

Rev John Bauer pastor the Basilica.

From left, the Rev. John Bauer, Ted Mondale and and Gov. Mark Dayton left the Basilica of St. Mary office after meeting for 45 minutes on the proposed Vikings stadium near the church on Friday.

A drawing of a proposed site in Shakopee, Minn., for a new Minnesota V...

Ramsey County Commissioners Rafael Ortega and Tony Bennett earlier this month.

Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he is leaning toward a site near the B...

Vikings released this rendering in November of their potential Arden Hills stadium.

A rendering of the proposed Vikings stadium in Arden Hills during summer

Gov. Mark Dayton

A possible site for a Vikings stadium near the Basilica of St. Mary was part of maps shown by team owner Zygi Wilf.

Vikings Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development Lester Bagley.

A rendering of the proposed Vikings stadium in Arden Hills during summer

The Basilica of St. Mary

A new rendering of the proposed Vikings stadium in Arden Hills during winter.

A rendering of the potential Arden Hills stadium.

Mayor R.T. Rybak’s stadium proposal includes the idea of an event center at the nearby Minneapolis Armory.

FILE - In a file image released by AEG, a proposed NFL football stadium, to be named Farmers Field, is depicted next to Staples Center in Los Angeles.

At the first of two Senate hearings on a possible public subsidy packa...

At a Senate hearing Tuesday, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak showed off three sites for a Vikings stadium downtown rather than in Arden Hills.

Proposed casino for Block E, Minneapolis. Credit: Gensler, Los Angeles

Artist's rendering of proposed Vikings stadium

A rendering of the potential Arden Hills stadium

A rendering of the potential Arden Hills stadium

House Speaker Kurt Zellers

Sally Welke opened $20 worth of pulltabs that she bought while at the Schooner Tavern in Minneapolis.

Artist's rendering of proposed Vikings stadium

  • Wilfs renew push for Arden Hills

    Publish November 12, 2011 2:00 AM / Update November 11, 2011 8:54 PM

    Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf renewed their call Friday for a special legislative session to approve a publicly subsidized $1.1 billion stadium in Arden Hills.

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Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant

Lester Bagley, Vikings President of Public Affairs and Stadium Develop...

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton during an interview in the historic Gov...

A proposed casino for Block E, Minneapolis.

Snow fell on to the field from a hole in the collapsed roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis in December. That, Ted Mondale said, triggered the lease extension clause.

Gov. Mark Dayton

In a file image released by AEG, a proposed NFL football stadium, to be named Farmers Field, is depicted next to Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Gov. Mark Dayton met with Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers about the Vikings stadium Friday.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak proposed three sites in Minneapolis to bu...

An aerial view shows a proposed $1.1 billion retractable-roof stadium to be built on the site of the old Army ammunitions plant in Arden Hills.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

Proposed casino for Block E, Minneapolis. Credit: Gensler, Los Angeles

Gov. Mark Dayton

Michael Cleaver

Gov. Mark Dayton met Tuesday at the State Capitol with NFL vice presidents Eric Grubman, center, and Neil Glat. On Wednesday, Dayton has a meeting planned with advocates for a casino at Block E in downtown Minneapolis, a facility that could help fund any stadium project.

Gov. Mark Dayton spoke to the press Monday.

The proposed Vikings Stadium site at Arden Hills.

  • Possible sites for a new Vikings stadium

    Article By: RAYMOND GRUMNEY , Publish / Update October 28, 2011 4:47 PM

    Here are the most talked about sites for a new Viking stadium.
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Gov. Mark Dayton

Zygi Wilf

George Anderson of White Bear Township addressed the Ramsey County Charter Commission on Tuesday.

Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett and Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley, earlier this year.

Arden Hills

State Rep. John Kriesel

Basilica of St. Mary

Allison Seaborn

Bonnie Jackelen of the Charter Commission held up a stop sign to signa...

The proposed Vikings stadium

R.T. Rybak

The proposed Vikings stadium

The proposed Vikings stadium

The proposed Vikings stadium

A view of a proposed Vikings stadium at the Arden Hills site.

Zygi Wilf

Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch

A.L. Brown and the rest of Ramsey County Charter Commission met to discuss a possible referendum on a proposed countywide sales tax.

Cowboys Stadium

Metrodome

An artist's concept of a Vikings stadium in Arden Hills.

Various ammunition factories are visible from the top of the old steam plant at the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills. The U.S. Army spent $200 million to clean the site for industrial use, but a public facility may need more scrubbing. .

Zygi and Mark Wilf

Gov. Mark Dayton (right), Roger Goodell

An image provided by AECOM via the City of Minneapolis shows an architectural artist's rendering of a proposed Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Gov. Mark Dayton talks about his meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Gov. Mark Dayton, left background, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The proposed Vikings stadium site at Arden Hills.

Roger Goodell

  • Dayton, NFL chief to meet

    Article By: MIKEKASZUBA , Publish / Update May 16, 2011 7:13 PM

    In another sign of attempts to solve issues surrounding a new stadium, the DFL governor and NFL commissioner are scheduled to meet Tuesday.

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A rendering of a Minnesota Vikings stadium that would be built in Arden Hills.

The proposed Vikings Stadium site at Arden Hills. Provided by Minneso...

DFL state Reps. John Ward of Brainerd, front, and Michael Paymar of St. Paul talked as the House was meeting on Saturday.

Chris Coleman

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton answers questions about the state budge...

Artist rendering of the proposed Vikings stadium in Arden Hills.

Zygi Wilf

Chris Coleman

Glen Taylor, R.T. Rybak

Zygi Wilf (left), Rafael Ortega

Vikings fans sang Skol Vikings at the end of the news conference.

Zygi Wilf, Rafael Ortega

Gov. Mark Dayton

  • State Rep. Kate Knuth's letter to Vikings owners

    Article By: EMMA CAREW , Publish May 10, 2011 2:00 AM / Update May 10, 2011 5:47 PM

    State Rep. Kate Knuth sent a letter Tuesday to Mark and Zygi Wilf detailing concerns and opportunities at the proposed Minnesota Vikings stadium at the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills.

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