Vikes stadium a "non-starter" at State Capitol

Vikings can’t get stadium momentum


The Minnesota Vikings' already wobbly prospects of getting public financing for a new stadium this year got no firmer Monday at the State Capitol, where legislators said the state's dire financial picture made the project nearly unthinkable.

In doing so, a House panel brushed aside a new study by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, owners of the Metrodome, that said a new stadium on that site in downtown Minneapolis would generate $734 million in construction spending, create 13,400 jobs during construction and generate $32.2 million in taxes during the first year after a new stadium opened.

Comment: Yeah like DUH! It's the economy stupid! A note about "the jobs" ... higher taxes on businesses and individuals have a negative impact on jobs too! Let aircraft owning Ziggy Wilf pay for his own stadium!

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