Vikings Eye Support, Multiple Locations For New Stadium
The Minnesota state legislature has been fairly quiet on the stadium front, but the talk outside of the Capital continues to grow.
This week the team announced a fifth possible location for a new stadium. Conveniently, this locale is right next to their old home. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Ted Mondale, chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, said Tuesday that the Vikings are eyeing property owned by the Star Tribune in downtown Minneapolis that abuts the Metrodome site.
This is the third idea for a stadium in downtown Minneapolis. The other two options included the existing Metrodome site and an area west of the Twins’ ball park, Target Field.
The two options outside the city of Minneapolis include land owned by the Target Corporation in Brooklyn Park or the former Twin Cities Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills.
To drum up public support for a new home, the Vikings have dedicated many of their offseason resources to answering questions about a new stadium and have even started an official website for stadium news.
The Vikings are doing their part to push for a new stadium, but there has been little movement at the legislature.
Vikings’ Vice President of Public Affairs Lester Bagley said the team is “trying to be patient” and expects lawmakers to present a stadium bill in the coming weeks.