Dayton Neutral On Stadium Site 12 Oct 11

Governor Dayton is remaining neutral on where a proposed Minnesota Vikings stadium could be built in the face of more possible hurdles for a suburban plan. Dayton said today (WED) that he could support a new football stadium in either Arden Hills or Minneapolis as long as the project’s financing is clearly defined and deemed acceptable. A report from a government board outlines extensive costs for land acquisition and cleanup for the proposed Ramsey County plan to build it on a former munitions site in Arden Hills. Dayton says he plans to meet in the next few days with Vikings owners, legislative leaders, local officials and others with a stake in the project. The team’s Metrodome lease expires after this season.