The new stadium plan for the Vikings has been passed by the state Senate. The bill now just awaits the signature of Governor Mark Dayton. The Senate approved the $975-million project with a vote of 36-to-30. The city of Minneapolis will commit $150-million and the state of Minnesota will now fund $348-million, instead of the original $398-million.
The new fixed-roof stadium will sit on the current site of the Metrodome, where the Vikings have played since 1982. Despite the lack of a lease, the Vikings are set to play in the Metrodome this year, even if construction on a new building starts, and would likely play just one season in TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota.