Senate approves new Vikings stadium The Minnesota Vikings are on the brink of getting a new stadium after the state Senate approved a plan that relies heavily on public financing. Minn. Senate vote clears Vikings for new stadium After a plan to build the Minnesota Vikings a new home cleared its final hurdle Thursday in the state Senate, the team executive who spent much of the past decade lobbying for the nearly $1 billion stadium could hardly contain himself. Minnesota House approves Vikings stadium plan MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Minnesota House on Thursday gave final approval to a $975 million plan for a new stadium for the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings in downtown Minneapolis. State representatives voted 71 to 60 to approve a plan worked out in a legislative conference committee that raised the Vikings contribution to the project by $50 million and reduced the state's share by ... Vikings' contribution to stadium at issue in Minn. Minnesota lawmakers working out a final Vikings stadium bill must decide how much money the team should put into the $975 million proposal. Vikings stadium: Zygi Wilf saves franchise More than a decade of memories came flooding back after seeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium bill pass through the state Senate and head toward the inevitable signature of Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday, ensuring at least 30 more years of franchise continuity. I picked up the beat in 2001, when state leaders began years of inattention by insisting the Sept. 11 attacks made for an inappropriate ... Vikings new stadium just one vote away The Vikings are even closer to getting a new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Stadium authors, Vikings fans overwhelmed by last-minute victory The energy in the Senate gallery on Thursday afternoon was palpable as dozens of Vikings fans — not an odd sight these days at the Capitol — waited for the big moment. They stared intently at the large vote tally boards on each side of the chambers. The Vikings stadium bill's passage was virtually certain, but their eyes didn't stray from the blinking green and red lights until the vote reached ... Vikings stadium site work could begin this year Early Thursday, the House passed the Vikings stadium bill and the Senate added its approval later in the day, sending the legislation to Gov. Mark Dayton. The stadium focus may soon turn from politics to construction, as site work for the new venue could begin before year's end. Vikings reach preliminary agreement to use TCF Bank Stadium The Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota have reached preliminary agreement on the Vikings' use of TCF Bank Stadium during construction of a new Vikings stadium. Minn. lawmakers add $50M to Vikings' stadium tab Minnesota lawmakers working out the final version of a bill for a new Vikings stadium Wednesday raised the amount the team would pay by $50 million, a calculated move that could soon put the team in the new facility it has long coveted.
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