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Revived Vikings stadium bill continues to work its way through the Legislature

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The Vikings stadium bill officially has achieved zombie status.  Dead a week ago, the measure is now eating its way through the House and the Senate.

Vikings director of corporate communications Jeff Anderson, who has been doing a great job of updating the situation via Twitter, explains that the stadium bill once again is alive in the House.  It continues to move through the Senate.

Next up, the bill is scheduled to go before the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Committee.

In theory, the zombiefied Vikings stadium bill could take a bullet to the brain in any of these various committees.  If it continues to progress through committees in both the House and the Senate, it will eventually have a floor vote in each chamber.

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29 Responses to “Revived Vikings stadium bill continues to work its way through the Legislature”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 24, 2012 2:23 PM

    I can’t wait for the “LA Vikings” commenters who think they’re SOOOO clever to crawl back under their rocks.

  2. dmartin17 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:29 PM

    Vote no Minnesota. There are better ways to spend your money.

  3. NationalFlagFootballLeague says: Apr 24, 2012 2:39 PM

    ‘With the 1st pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the LA Vikings pick……’

  4. buffalomafia says: Apr 24, 2012 2:40 PM

    Wait!!!!!! If the Bills owner dies they are moving to LA!

  5. bzeller says: Apr 24, 2012 2:45 PM

    Hey dmartin…..are you from Minnesota or are u just one of the many stupid Packer fans out there ? And what way would you suggest the people of Minnesota spend their money on ? Give us some of your idealistic plans…..it would be a real tragedy for this state to lose this team !

  6. idolized1 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:57 PM

    It is no secret that I am biased about this stadium deal since I am a Vikings fan. But taking it a step further, just being a fan of the game in general, who really wants to see the NFC North break up like this?

    I would feel just as sick to my stomach if the Packers, Bears, or Lions were possibly moving.

    Sure it’s great to hate your rivals, but do you really want them gone and out of the division? Rivals are a necessary evil to give you games to look forward to.

    And even beyond the NFC North – No city, no fan base, and no team deserves to be moved. Whether it is a small market team like Jacksonville, or a team like Dallas, every team has people who will be crushed by the move. Whether it is through jobs or just the fact their home town team has vanished, it still hurts communities.

    And most of all, just forget L.A. They have had chance after chance after chance to keep a team and have continuously proved they can not handle it. If I was the NFL, I would not let a team go there. It’s like an employee you would have who kept botching his duties. He wouldn’t last long and neither should this L.A. talk.

    I hope no other city ever has to go through this.

  7. bayareaplayaz says: Apr 24, 2012 3:01 PM

    I grew up in LA, always been a Viking fan. I now live in the bay area. Even though I could become a season ticket holder if they move out west, I never want to see the Vikings leave Minnesota. That’s where the tradition is.

  8. trollhammer20 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:04 PM

    Speaking of zombies, did you hear about the vegetarian zombie that shambled about moaning “Grrraaaiiiinnnssss”?

  9. purpleguy says: Apr 24, 2012 3:08 PM

    I’m not sure what’s more irritating, Minnesota politicians or the brain-dead unoriginal dopes that keep repeating the LA Vikings chant. Hopefully, in a week we won’t have to worry about either.

  10. dcviking says: Apr 24, 2012 3:08 PM

    NationalFlagFootballLeague says: Apr 24, 2012 2:39 PM

    ‘With the 1st pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the LA Vikings pick……’
    ————————————–

    With their 2nd round pick in 2012 draft pick, the New Orleans Saints select….

    Whoops, guess we all know how that is going to turn out…

  11. textexington says: Apr 24, 2012 3:08 PM

    I am seriously gonna LOL when the Viqueefs move to LA!!!

  12. Peter Venkman says: Apr 24, 2012 3:13 PM

    Throw down the money! Green Bay needs a shiny new doormat anyway!

  13. jimthebuilder27 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:13 PM

    No giveaways to billionaires!

  14. snoop24 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:13 PM

    dmartin17 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:29 PM

    Vote no Minnesota. There are better ways to spend your money.
    ____________________________

    Paint thinner, A cheese head, and some worthless stock in the Packers. All better ways to spend your money.

  15. snoop24 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:16 PM

    Are you really going to LOL textextington. Cuz that would be funny!! I am LMFAO at your attempt at humor.

  16. liveonthepackerhotline says: Apr 24, 2012 3:23 PM

    Who cares. They never show up!

  17. eegwaybeegway says: Apr 24, 2012 3:50 PM

    The state of Minnesota was forced to shut down for 19 days last winter because it didn’t have any money left. It’s ridiculous for a state taxpayer to have to dole out any money to a billionaire owner that operates in a multi-billion dollar business. Either the Wilfs need to devise a funding package where they come up with more of the financial burden on their own … which would maximize their profits in the long run if the deal is so good … or they should sell the team.

  18. raidersfreak says: Apr 24, 2012 3:50 PM

    It just past another senate committee it will get done!

    And please don’t rag on LA it is the media that paints this distortion to get Minnesota to Pony up with the Visit of the Commish.

    LA was home to the Rams that is like having the packers move to Minnesota

    LA wants a team should have a team but not the Vikings. The Vikings are a classic Legacy team which are property of Minnesota and the NFL which should remain that way.

  19. mybrunoblog says: Apr 24, 2012 4:02 PM

    Sad but true note about Packers fans. I love my team but no was I drop $250 on a worthless piece of “stock”…. Just utterly ridiculous.

  20. thepeoplesjunk says: Apr 24, 2012 4:09 PM

    It is beyond me why someone would want another team, especially a rival, to leave their city…. It is obvious that you hate the team because they are a rival and if you would rather they leave than continue to be a rival….. why? Are you scared that they might be better than you in a few years?
    The Vikings are bad right now, but they have had plenty of success in the NFC North. Yes, the Packers are the best team in the division, and probably will be for a while. Just enjoy it, it won’t last forever.
    As far as wanting a rival to no longer exist…. just grow up! It is fans like you that give the great fans of every team a bad name.

  21. ronin36 says: Apr 24, 2012 4:13 PM

    I still think they should have held a simple (I know, nothing in politics is simple) referendum, state wide.

    Asking the following questions:

    1. Do you want the Minnesota State government to help fund a Vikings stadium? Yes/No.

    2. Do you want your local county to help fund a Viking stadium? Yes/No.

    3. Do you want your local municipality (city, town, etcetera) to help fund a Vikings stadium? Yes/No.

    There.. simple enough. Run it state wide… and fund, or not fund, the stadium accordingly….

    It completely answers the questions.. do Minnesotans want the stadium, and who wants it.

    We then know. No more politics. No more stalling until after November elections.

    Then it’s up to both sides, for and against, to advertise and get the word out.

    But at least, the people will have spoken.

  22. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 24, 2012 4:37 PM

    @ronin36 –

    Maybe they could have a statewide referendum for deciding on everything for which we currently elect representatives. Never mind that 98% of the people voting will have no clue about the pros and cons of the issue. But at least the people will have spoken.

  23. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 24, 2012 4:38 PM

    Following on the heels of the state EPA “Only kill what you can eat” legislation.

  24. ibleedpurpleandgold says: Apr 24, 2012 4:50 PM

    Building a stadium makes sense – for a lot of different reasons. Think about how many jobs would be created by the construction of the stadium, the increased jobs required to staff a larger facility, the increased revenue from food and beverage and alcohol sales, as well as the taxes generated by those sales. Not to mention the surge it would cause for surrounding local businesses. Look at how much Target Field revitalized First Avenue, it’s way more busy now than it was before they built the new stadium; it’d be hard to claim the same effect wouldn’t happen building a new stadium for the Vikes.

    Personally, I was a supporter of the bill that would have revitalized the Target Center as well – we are Minnesotans – why would we not want to build great places here at home? I look at Target Field and am proud to know that Minneapolis is home to one of the best stadiums in the MLB.

    At the end of the day, the haters of the Vikings will continue their LA Vikings chant – the supporters will keep hoping they don’t lose their team. It’s easy for the haters to hate because it’s not happening to them.

    The Vikings belong in Minnesota and that’s where they should stay. SKOL!

  25. The Doctor says: Apr 24, 2012 7:20 PM

    To all those people complaining about giving money to “billionaires”, please just go out and get a job. I am sick of hearing people point their fingers at those who are successful, and jealously proclaim that they want their “fair share”. Life is pretty fair, and if you don’t like the situation that you are in, it is probably a result of the choices that you made.

    You don’t want to allow tax money go to the Vikings, an organization that creates jobs and brings in revenue to the State, but you will allow tax dollars be spent on lazy couch potatoes that are not looking for jobs but sucking off the government. Or maybe we need more government programs to tell us how to live and raise our children.

    Don’t worry about your tax dollars going to the Vikings complainers, you probably are part of the 50% of Americans that pay no taxes anyway.

  26. acieu says: Apr 24, 2012 7:47 PM

    The issue is how much MN taxpayers invest. Even if the team owner pays the entire construction cost their are millions of dollars needed for roads, transportation, sewage lines and infrastructure that will need to be spent.So the question is not so simple as saying the owner pays. I spent years working on cost benefit analysis for such investments for a large accounting firm. Sometimes it they are beneficial sometimes not. There is seldom extraordinary certainty just a good guestimate. The decision maybe based on other things like civic pride.

  27. gb4mn0 says: Apr 24, 2012 9:57 PM

    purpleguy says:
    Apr 24, 2012 3:08 PM
    I’m not sure what’s more irritating, Minnesota politicians or the brain-dead unoriginal dopes that keep repeating the LA Vikings chant. Hopefully, in a week we won’t have to worry about either.

    ———————————————–

    You cry baby twits only have yourselves to blame for the grief you get. Everything about your team, your state government and you exemplifies incompetence. You post angry comments ridiculing anyone that dares to criticize anything MN and then when the tide is turned you whine like spoiled 5th grade girls who think it’s unfair that someone else is making fun on them. GROW UP!

  28. basjor33 says: Apr 25, 2012 5:30 AM

    gb4mn0 says:Apr 24, 2012 9:57 PM

    You cry baby twits only have yourselves to blame for the grief you get. Everything about your team, your state government and you exemplifies incompetence. You post angry comments ridiculing anyone that dares to criticize anything MN and then when the tide is turned you whine like spoiled 5th grade girls who think it’s unfair that someone else is making fun on them. GROW UP!

    _______________________

    If I had to guess GB4mno, I’d say you’re still sour over that hail mary to Hakeem Nicks at the end of your last first half. You should be careful not to let one awesomely BOGUS play distract you from the valuable contributions I’m sure you and your fellow Wisconsinites are busy bringing to the cultural table.

    I also know the extensive amount of work that’s required to keep a city portrayed as the end-all-be-all of NFL fanbases smelling like poopy at all times, no matter the day or the season (If you haven’t been to Green Bay, I’m not joking). When it comes to ‘border relations’, at the very least, please try to maintain the status quo. I’m counting on you guys to be drunker, dumber, fatter and whiter than me and my state-mates at any given time.

    Plus, don’t you have enough to worry about considering the fact that your “competent” state government recently gave up on blue-collar labor, the very fabric of your grunty and rancid cheesy-fanbase?

    Finally, please continue selling booze on Sundays so I can get drunk enough to eatch my purple people on Sundays. It’s hard enough as it is — we don’t need your nacho-cheese covered two cents.

    I and my fellow Minnesotans thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  29. gb4mn0 says: Apr 25, 2012 9:33 AM

    basjor33 says:
    Apr 25, 2012 5:30 AM
    I’m counting on you guys to be drunker, dumber, fatter and whiter than me and my state-mates at any given time.
    ———————————————-

    So you’re willingly admitting that you and the rest of the vikequeef rubes are drunk, dumb, fat white toads? What a dummy!

    How does it feel to be an intellectual subordinate to a Packer fan?

    Isn’t the photo used on this post a pic of you after you rump munch on your boyfriend?

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