Wilf Says Vikings Will Decrease Contribution If Stadium Is In Minneapolis

Zygi Wilf has maintained that the only site that the team has an interest in building a new stadium on is the home of the old Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills. If people thought he wasn't completely serious about that at first, there certainly shouldn't be any ambiguity now following a statement from Wilf himself today.

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Wilf has told the Associated Press that if the site chosen for the stadium is anywhere but Arden Hills, the team's contribution will drop from the $420 million that it is projected to be for the Arden Hills project.

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Personally, I see nothing wrong with Zygi's stance here. The team was told by the state to go out and find a local partner, and they did that, working out a deal with Ramsey County to put the stadium at the TCAAP site. Outside of the funding, the Arden Hills plan is basically in place, as opposed to any of the Minneapolis plans, which are still being cobbled together by various sources.

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In addition, Ramsey County has come to an agreement with the federal government to allow the county to buy the property for "no more than $30 million." That cost includes the clean-up that will need to be done to get the site ready for construction of a potential new Vikings' stadium.

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It's high time that everybody involved in this situation from a government standpoint stopped screwing around. If this goes on too much longer, the Vikings are going to be able to field offers from any city they please. . .and, rest assured, the Vikings likely aren't going to have to contribute $400 million to any of those folks.

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