Gov. Mark Dayton and the Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf unveiled plans Thursday for a new, $ 975 million stadium would be built almost on top of the location in downtown Minneapolis Metrodome. The agreement, which met behind closed doors in recent weeks, was a key step towards obtaining a plan to state legislators and other community leaders for approval.
However, the plan is far from reality.
"All politicians have to make a difficult decision," said Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak, a reinforcement of the stadium, which now must convince the most skeptical directors of sales tax revenue dedicated to this effort.
It is also found between the Vikings and a new stage of 201 state legislators, all for reelection later this year and many of them are not convinced that $ 737 million in public funds should be contributed to the plan.
"I can not way for me to vote for to see," said Senator Jeff Hayden, a Democrat from Minneapolis. "My constituents have weighed if you do not want public financing of private stadiums."
Supporters of the proposal said it would not only the Vikings, but the benefit of Minnesota State. Under the agreement, the team will collect all revenue generated by the football stadium there. However, the stadium would be owned by a new public entity that maintains all the other benefits of any other sporting event to rock concerts and the like.