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Minnesota Vikings Respond To City Of Minneapolis Standium Proposal

There’s been quite a bit of updates recently involving plans for the Minnesota Vikings stadium, but not until Monday morning’s news that the City of Minneapolis was working on its own plans did the team actually issue a response to new news.

Under the City of Minneapolis’s proposed plans, which is summed up here, the City would pick up 25 percent of the cost to rebuild a new stadium where the current Metrodome sits.

While it sounds a lot better than the alternative — the Vikings possibly leaving Minnesota — the Vikings don’t seem in love with the new plan according to the release posted on the team’s website.

The Minnesota Vikings appreciate Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis and Ramsey County for their participation in serious discussions regarding a new stadium for the team, our fans and the State of Minnesota over the last several months.

Today the Vikings want to thank the City of Minneapolis for bringing forward a proposal to replace the Metrodome. Team officials first saw a broad outline of this plan late last week. The Vikings were not involved in developing the specifics of this proposal and have not agreed to any of the financing elements. While we have concerns about provisions within the City’s proposal, the team will examine it in further detail and respond accordingly.

Either way, at least the two sides seem to be interested in coming to some sort of agreement at some point.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.