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Possible Announcement for New Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis

By KBJR News 1

Possible Announcement for New Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis

February 16, 2012 Updated Oct 27, 2013 at 1:37 AM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Either today or Friday, a new plan for the Vikings stadium to be built on the backside of the Metrodome could be announced according to Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Chairman Ted Mondale.

According to the Star Tribune, a new bill could be introduced this session after ground work was laid out in an agreement between the Vikings, Minneapolis and the state.

"Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley agreed there could be an announcement soon, although he couldn't say exactly when," according to the Star Tribune.

However Mondale says that people have made guesses in the past about a timeline for a new Vikings Stadium, but at this point there are a lot of moving pieces.

Officials worked on the stadium proposal late into the night on Wednesday. This proposal includes a new stadium over 11th Avenue S. on the east side of the Dome. The financing, operating costs and preliminary engineering work are also included in this proposal.

While this new stadium is built, the Vikings could still play at the Dome, saving the team money from playing at the University of Minnesota.

By 2015, the Dome would be torn down and the new stadium would be opened and the Vikings would hopefully finish out the rest of their 2016 season in the new stadium.

Courtesy of the Star Tribune


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