By letting February 15 come and go without informing the league office of an intention to relocate, the Vikings are rolling the dice on getting a new stadium built in Minnesota. And that stadium eventually could be funded by a lot of dice rolling.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the White Earth Tribe will announce on Thursday a plan to build a casino in Minneapolis metropolitan area, which the tribe claims will generate enough money to cover the public’s share of the new stadium with no new taxes.
After the stadium is paid off, the money earmarked for the stadium would go to the state.
The White Earth Tribe, which has 20,000 members, currently runs a casino in Manhomen.