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Minneapolis City Council expresses support for new stadium

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Last week, a draft letter expressing the support of a majority of Minneapolis City Council for a new Vikings stadium was discovered.  This week, the draft has become a signed document.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the powers-that-be in Minneapolis announced Monday that a majority of council supports the proposed stadium.

Support from a majority of the body that governs the city in which the stadium would be built is viewed as critical to the efforts to persuade the Minnesota Legislature to pass a bill that would fund the stadium.  If Minneapolis isn’t on board, there’s no reason for the state to be, either.

Still lingering is the question of whether the city’s contribution would comply with a charter provision requiring voter approval of any investment in a sports facility that exceeds $10 million.  In our view, litigation on that point is inevitable, since any taxpayer residing in the city limits would have standing to sue.

If/when a new stadium is built, it will be constructed on land adjacent to the Metrodome.

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28 Responses to “Minneapolis City Council expresses support for new stadium”
  1. 7ransponder says: Mar 26, 2012 1:57 PM

    Ball is in Zeller’s court now, but as anything goes with that guy, he will probably drop it.

  2. almighty1 says: Mar 26, 2012 1:58 PM

    This story has been dragging on longer than talk of Favre’s retirement.

  3. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 26, 2012 1:59 PM

    This was the biggest hurdle to getting the deal done. There are still a few i’s, j’s, and umlauts to be dotted, but this is much closer to happening now.

  4. 69jaredallen69 says: Mar 26, 2012 2:03 PM

    I am confident someone whether with the city or the legislature will F this up

  5. contra74 says: Mar 26, 2012 2:05 PM

    Lets get it done guys. The Vikings belong in MN, nowhere else!

  6. matthewcarlson1 says: Mar 26, 2012 2:06 PM

    Vikings fan here… GET IT DONE, OR MOVE! I think everyone is tired of this story.. I know I am. Kinda at the point where I wouldn’t even care if they move.

  7. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Mar 26, 2012 2:08 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:Mar 26, 2012 1:59 PM

    This was the biggest hurdle to getting the deal done. There are still a few i’s, j’s, and umlauts to be dotted, but this is much closer to happening now.
    _______________

    Yeah, and as soon as they pay off that convention center in 2032, they’ll be ready to start kicking in for Metrodump 2.0… How’s your stadium coming? The answer to that question is the same as it always was….

  8. lbpackfan says: Mar 26, 2012 3:06 PM

    contra74 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 2:05 PM
    Lets get it done guys. The Vikings belong in MN, nowhere else!

    Do you have this message saved somewhere so you can cut and paste it in the weekly “Vikings Stadium” news posts on here, contra? Vikings…lol. The armpit of the NFL.

  9. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 26, 2012 3:13 PM

    there’s a perfectly great stadium over at the U of M. work something out with them. i don’t know how, but you don’t need TWO giant football stadiums a mile from each other. what a waste!

  10. canonroad says: Mar 26, 2012 3:15 PM

    lifelong Vikes fan here. As much as it would hurt to see them leave…I just want the whole ordeal to be done. This back and forth is driving me crazy. Build it already!

  11. burrito12 says: Mar 26, 2012 3:43 PM

    “Lets get it done guys. The Vikings belong in MN, nowhere else!”
    ————————————————————————————-

    Of course they belong in Minnesota, a pathetic franchise deserves no one else other than a pathetic fan base and support.

  12. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Mar 26, 2012 3:46 PM

    @Carl Gerbschmidt

    You’re a pathetic troll. You really have nothing better to do than wait for posts about the Vikings?Who would put so much time and energy into being such an A-hole? Support your own team instead of dumping on someone else’s all the time, you half-witted dullard.

  13. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 26, 2012 3:51 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Mar 26, 2012 2:08 PM

    How’s your stadium coming?
    _____________

    Seems to be coming along just fine, thanks.

  14. stavreafavre says: Mar 26, 2012 3:56 PM

    We must do something!
    Harrumph! Harrumph!!
    I didn’t get a harrumph outta that guy!

  15. contra74 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:29 PM

    burrito12 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 3:43 PM
    “Lets get it done guys. The Vikings belong in MN, nowhere else!”
    ————————————————————————————-

    Of course they belong in Minnesota, a pathetic franchise deserves no one else other than a pathetic fan base and support.

    ——-
    Oh no! You posted something negative about the team I cheer for. Whatever shall I do?

    I would have maybe laughed a little less if it wasnt for the fact that this comment came from a fanbase that calls themselves owners haha. Now thats comedy!

  16. gb4mn0 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:32 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Mar 26, 2012 2:08 PM
    theduuuuuuuuuude says:
    Mar 26, 2012 3:46 PM
    @Carl Gerbschmidt

    You’re a pathetic troll. You really have nothing better to do than wait for posts about the Vikings?Who would put so much time and energy into being such an A-hole? Support your own team instead of dumping on someone else’s all the time, you half-witted dullard.

    ——————————————–

    Carl, congrats on the great work you’re doing. If I may speak for our other fellow vikequeef antagonist, please keep on course and don’t let their redundant personal attacks persuade you to veer from your honorable cause.

  17. wahlbergcasket says: Mar 26, 2012 4:52 PM

    The biggest hurdle is the referendum, because there is no way the folks in MN will let this be done without one. And when the chance to vote comes, I really worry about the results.

  18. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 26, 2012 5:06 PM

    gb4mn0 is actually proud to associate himself with Carl Gerbschmidt. If you ask me, I don’t think either one of them could possibly be a real person.

  19. lbpackfan says: Mar 26, 2012 5:16 PM

    contra74 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 4:29 PM

    “Oh no! You posted something negative about the team I cheer for. Whatever shall I do?

    I would have maybe laughed a little less if it wasnt for the fact that this comment came from a fanbase that calls themselves owners haha. Now thats comedy!”

    ——————————–

    Ok, so who owns the Packers then if the public doesn’t?

  20. gb4mn0 says: Mar 26, 2012 6:27 PM

    contra74 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 4:29 PM
    Oh no! You posted something negative about the team I cheer for. Whatever shall I do?

    ——————————————–

    Do what you always do, make a complete fool out of yourself.

  21. thepvyharvin says: Mar 26, 2012 6:29 PM

    lbpackfan says; Vikings…lol. The armpit of the NFL.
    ====================================
    How clever you Old Style swilling chud. Green Bay…lol. The armpit of AMERICA!

  22. gb4mn0 says: Mar 26, 2012 6:54 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Mar 26, 2012 6:29 PM
    lbpackfan says; Vikings…lol. The armpit of the NFL.
    ====================================
    How clever you Old Style swilling chud. Green Bay…lol. The armpit of AMERICA!

    ——————————————-

    Yea, well your misnomer “armpit of America” has 4 Lombardi’s in its trophy case. How many are over there in the Mecca of failure….lmao, you jizz gargling leech?

  23. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 26, 2012 11:14 PM

    Aaahh…We’re all back together again, just like the good old days.

  24. buhbay1c says: Mar 27, 2012 12:05 AM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 6:54 PM
    Yea, well your misnomer “armpit of America” has 4 Lombardi’s in its trophy case. How many are over there in the Mecca of failure….lmao, you jizz gargling leech?

    Lombardi trophies don’t change the fact the Green Bay is a toilet. That is it all. You and Carl Gerbschmidt can go back to snowballing one another in your mom’s basement.

  25. contra74 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:06 AM

    gb4mn0 says:Mar 26, 2012 4:32 PM
    Carl, congrats on the great work you’re doing. If I may speak for our other fellow vikequeef antagonist, please keep on course and don’t let their redundant personal attacks persuade you to veer from your honorable cause.
    ———
    Says the dark lord Packereth, vanquisher of all demonic thing in Dungeons and Dragons.

  26. contra74 says: Mar 27, 2012 7:02 PM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 6:54 PM

    Yea, well your misnomer “armpit of America” has 4 Lombardi’s in its trophy case. How many are over there in the Mecca of failure….lmao, you jizz gargling leech?
    ——–
    Ever heard of lipstick on a pig? No? Look at your mom.

  27. pack13queens0 says: Mar 27, 2012 7:50 PM

    Does anybody think it’s really going to happen? This is an election year & the politicians won’t risk losing their jobs. Or are they just doing this to give people in Minnesota something to cheer about?

  28. duece5 says: Mar 28, 2012 1:25 AM

    contra74 says:Mar 27, 2012 2:06 AM

    gb4mn0 says:Mar 26, 2012 4:32 PM
    Carl, congrats on the great work you’re doing. If I may speak for our other fellow vikequeef antagonist, please keep on course and don’t let their redundant personal attacks persuade you to veer from your honorable cause.
    ———
    Says the dark lord Packereth, vanquisher of all demonic thing in Dungeons and Dragons.

    duece5 says;

    gb4…..we’ve been through this, Mr. Star Wars nite light collector: why don’t you get on your daddy’s (that would be your Uncle Bob) Viking jammies, viking undies, and quit acting like you are a gb fan. You can’t hide your appetite for Star Trek themed parties with all your “boys”, you surely can’t hide that you are the modt notorious of “closet” Vikings fans!!!!

    Time for beddy, Mork from York is over!

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