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With the clock ticking in Minnesota for the Vikings and their future in the state, the state House passed a plan that would build a new $975 million stadium for the Vikings. But there is a catch.An amendment to the bill requires that the Vikings and the NFL increase their contribution to the price tag by 25%.
The NFL and the Vikings have agreed to contribute $427 million. However, the bill passed in the house wants the NFL to increase that amount to $532 million, with the rest coming from gambling expansion and a local tax.
Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley told KTSP in Minneapolis that the amendment to the bill is “problematic,” and that it “violates the agreement” already negotiated between the team, the league and the state of Minnesota. Bagley called the bill “not workable.”
With their lease expired at the Metrodome, the team has agreed to play the 2012 season at the only home they have known for the last 30 years. But if a plan is not in place to build a new stadium, the team could bolt the state after next season, with Los Angeles being the likely landing spot.
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