What's needed to build a stadium

  • January 26, 2012 - 7:58 PM


• Legislature must pass bills; Gov. Mark Dayton must sign. Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, is the Senate's chief stadium author; Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, is the House's chief stadium author.

• Vikings owner Zygi Wilf must agree to terms.

If $918 million Minneapolis plan is agreed upon:

• Legislature would need to override a Minneapolis charter provision requiring voter approval for city to pay $10 million or more for a sports facility.

• Minneapolis would contribute more than $300 million to the Metrodome site. It would funnel $150 million of existing taxes for construction and $6 million annually over 30 years for operation and upkeep.

• Vikings would play at the University of Minnesota during construction on the Metrodome site.

If $1.1 billion Arden Hills plan is agreed upon:

• The Vikings have said they prefer Arden Hills site.

• Ramsey County proposed a 3 percent food and beverage tax to help fund the project; key legislators balked. The county was told to offer a workable funding plan by week's end.

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