Vikings Stadium Bill Still Alive

With NFL officials in town watching and warning that the Vikings could leave if they don’t get a new stadium, a Minnesota Senate committee approves a plan for a Minneapolis stadium but sets aside a plan for Arden Hills.

The Senate Local Government and Elections Committee 8-6 approval keeps the bill alive as the end of legislative session approaches.

There apparently weren’t enough votes to approve a Vikings stadium for the Arden Hills site. The Senate Committee on Local Government and Elections decided to “lay over” the bill meaning it could be taken up at a later time.

Highlights and full video of Senate hearing on Vikings stadium bills.

Above: video of the Minneapolis site hearing.
Below: Video of the Arden Hills site hearing

The stadium proposals

S.F. 2127 Minnesota Vikings national football league (NFL) private stadium bond issue and appropriation. This proposal will not be heard today.

S.F. 2599National football league (NFL) stadium in Arden Hills; Minnesota stadium authority establishment; metropolitan sports facilities commission abolishment; local tax revenue use; electronic pull-tabs and bingo use; state appropriation bonds sale. This bill was laid over for consideration later.

S.F. 2391 National football league (NFL) stadium in Minneapolis; Minnesota stadium authority establishment; metropolitan sports facilities commission abolishment; local tax revenue use; electronic pull-tabs and bingo use; state appropriation bonds sale.