House Passes Stadium Bill 08 May 12

The Minnesota House has approved a plan to build a $975-million stadium for the Vikings, but with a big boost in what the team would pay. The Bill’s Chief Author, Representative Morrie Lanning says the plan is worth the cost to both the state and the team. The amended plan that passed the House 73-58 Monday night would raise the Vikings’ share to $532-million, or about 55% of construction costs. That knocks about $105-million off the state’s contribution. The team has said it wouldn’t pay more than $427-million. The Senate will now consider its own version of the bill. Differences would be worked out in a conference committee.