Final Vikings Stadium Bill Passes House, Senate Next

By KBJR News 1

Final Vikings Stadium Bill Passes House, Senate Next

May 9, 2012 Updated May 10, 2012 at 9:09 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The Vikings Stadium bill has one more final vote before it heads to the Governor's desk. The House passed the bill overnight. The move followed the Minnesota Vikings agreeing to the new price tag in the long-debated stadium bill.

The announcement came from the team's Vice President just after midnight Thursday during Conference Committee, which was delayed nearly three hours.

The bill, a compromise of the two bills passed by the House and Senate earlier this week, has the team paying a $477M share, $50M more than previously agreed upon.

The total price tag is nearly a billion dollars.

The committee unanimously adopted the bill just before the 1 a.m. deadline.

The celebrations will have to hold off, however. The final bill now heads to the Senate for a vote before heading to the Governor's desk.

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