When Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said Wednesday night that a stadium deal was close, he wasn’t kidding.
A deal reportedly is imminent.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, significant progress was made Thursday on an agreement between the team, the state, and the city.
“I’m hopeful that they’ll get something resolved in the next couple days, but there is no guarantee of that,” Dayton told WCCO radio. “Of course, that’s the beginning of the process. It has to get the support of the Minneapolis City Council. It has to get the support of the Legislature.”
And that’s the key. The deal doesn’t become a deal until the Legislature passes a bill and Minneapolis approves a plan to come up with its share of the total financial burden.