Minn. governor signs $975M Vikings Stadium Bill
The Minnesota Vikings will soon have a new $975 Million home. Governor Mark Dayton has signed off on an agreement for construction to begin in Downtown Minneapolis near the Vikings’ soon to be vacated current home, the Metrodome.
According to the AP, Governor Dayton received mostly cheers, whistles and chants of `Skol Vikings,” during the bill signing which was attended by team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf, local business owners, construction workers and dedicated Vikings fans. There were also a few opposers present, one of which shouted “Shame on you!” as the governor signed the bill.
The new stadium is slated to be completed by 2016 and the Vikings are looking to signed a 30-year lease to play (and hopefully win) there.
With every new stadium comes the hopes of one day hosting a Super Bowl. Team co-owner Mark Wilf said. “We haven’t talked to officials about it yet, but we see no reason why we wouldn’t be ripe to put in a bid for a Super Bowl, and we’re hopeful and we’ll do everything we can as owners to persuade our partners that it’s a great community, and have a Super Bowl here hopefully as early as 2017.”