White Earth Tribe Willing To Share Gambling Revenue For Vikings Stadium

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White Earth Tribal Council Chair Erma Vizenor

Click on photo to watch White Earth Tribal Council Chair make a gambling revenue share proposal for Vikings stadium

Click on photo to watch White Earth Tribal Council Chair make a gambling revenue share proposal for Vikings stadium


No public subsidy for a Vikings stadium would be needed under a plan submitted to the legislature by the the White Earth Tribal Council. Chair Erma Vizenor tells a Minnesota legislative committee that the tribe will split $300 million dollars a year in revenue with the state if the tribe is allowed to build a casino at the new stadium site.

White Earth Tribal council says it has been “pre-approved” for $700 million in financing to build the casino and is willing to split the revenue with the state as long as there is a moratorium on building other casinos in the Twin Cities metro area until the tribe has paid off the mortgage on the stadium casino.

The tribe says they prefer the Arden Hills site, but they are open to the Minneapolis block E proposal.

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