Vikings V.P. of public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley made a return visit to PFT Live on Tuesday to talk about Monday’s historic vote by the Minnesota House of Representatives to approve a bill that would build a new home for the team.
Though the bill was amended to increase the team’s share by $105 million, Bagley said that the Vikings and the NFL saw that complication coming.
The next goal is to persuade the Minnesota Senate to pass the original version of the bill, which contemplates a team/league contribution of $427 million. Bagley explained that, if this happens, the two bills would be resolved via a Conference Committee — and that the final bill would return to the House and the Senate for a final up-or-down, no further amendments or debates vote.
So there are still several hurdles. But on Monday night, the biggest one arguably was cleared.