Last week, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton stood alongside some state lawmakers and Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf to proudly declare a deal had been reached for a new Vikings stadium. However, it’s far from a done deal. More like the latest plan. The question is- who will have the last say?The new plan calls for the Vikings to kick in $427 million of a $975 million stadium. The state would pay $398 million and the city of Minneapolis would pay $150 million. The city and the Vikings would then share operating costs.
Problem is, the Minneapolis city council still has to approve the plan, and a majority of the members are saying they won’t do so without a public referendum. Minneapolis passed a referendum years ago stating that no more than $10 million could be devoted to a sports facility without a public vote. Even if it somehow gets the approval of the Minneapolis city council, it would still have to pass the state legislature.
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