Vikings Stadium Progress 24 Apr 12

A Vikings stadium bill is headed for a vote on the floor of the Minnesota House. Backers revived it in a key committee Monday night by amending it onto a charitable gaming bill, one week after a different panel voted down the package. Vikings officials are pleased with the progress, but the bill now faces another test in the Minnesota Senate today (TUE). Some opponents say that if the proposed electronic pulltab payment method for the stadium doesn’t pan out, a “Taxpayer Bailout” may be needed. Supporters say there are safeguards to protect against that. The current stadium proposal calls for constructing a new facility on the site of the current Metrodome in Minneapolis.