Talk to people outside Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium, both built with public financing, and opinions are divided about whether a new Vikings stadium should require the public's help.

ANDREW WARCKEn, 39, Brooklyn Park

It's a win-win for the city and the Vikings, so both should foot the bill, he said. "It should be 50-50," he said as he showed Target Field to a friend. He compared the economic potential of a new football stadium to the Twins' new home. "The city of Minneapolis reaps a huge benefit."

JASON HINZE, 44, sw. Minneapolis

He blames the lack of stadium funding on a tax structure that inadequately taxes the wealthy. But some public funds should go toward the stadium, he said. "That's public works just like a park is."


Residents have already paid too much for stadiums, he said. "The Vikings should pay for [it] all."


"I think taxes should be for other things like the education system or health care -- not for that," said the Art Institutes International student. She said the team should pay 100 percent of the stadium costs, through tickets and other income.

Katherine Lymn