Vikings Clear Another Hurdle in Stadium Saga

By KBJR News 1

Vikings Clear Another Hurdle in Stadium Saga

May 10, 2012 Updated Oct 27, 2013 at 1:37 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Minnesota Vikings and fans have cleared more hurdles in the team's efforts to get a new stadium, and now a proposed bill is awaiting the signature of Governor Mark Dayton.

The Minnesota state Senate passed the funding bill for the Vikings stadium on Thursday afternoon, less than a day after the measure passed the Minnesota state House.

Governor Dayton has said he will sign the $975 million proposal, which increases the team's share by nearly $50 million.

The passed proposal now has the Vikings paying $477 million, the state paying $348 million, and the city of Minneapolis paying $150 million.

If and when Governor Dayton signs the bill, it must also receive approval from the Minneapolis City Council before construction can begin.

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