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Vikings Stadium Update: Financing Bill Press Conference Canceled, But Public Hearings Start Tuesday

There's a bit of mixed news regarding the latest Minnesota Vikings stadium updates. On one hand, State Representative Terry Morrow had planned a press conference on Monday at 2:00 p.m. to introduce a comprehensive financing bill for the potential new stadium in Arden Hills, but canceled early on Monday. According to KARE 11, Morrow wanted to work on the proposal some more and, more than that, wanted instead to work with other stadium planners as opposed to unveiling the proposal in a press conference.

It's a move that makes since, as there have been several press conferences or announcements thus far regarding potential financing deals, but none of these have panned out - becoming hasty announcements and nothing more, without substance. Morrow hopes to improve the proposal in working with others, and according to spokesman Michael Howard, Morrow remains "committed to finding a Vikings stadium solution."

However, the Minnesota Senate is scheduled to get started with two days of hearings on Tuesday regarding various stadium proposals. It's unclear exactly what will be on the docket on Tuesday, but it's a step in the right direction.

Over the weekend, the team launched a new ad campaign featuring their a new financing plan for the stadium.

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