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Vikings Stadium Update: City Council Schedules April 24 Meeting

Minneapolis City Council member Gary Schiff announced a public hearing for April 24 to discuss the Minnesota Vikings' proposed new stadium, according to the Star Tribune.

Schiff is an opponent of plans to build a new stadium for the Vikings, which were approved by a Minnesota House committee last week.

According to the Star Tribune, the April 24 hearing

will include a key vote on whether the Council endorses redirecting convention center taxes to fund a stadium as a legislative priority.

The new stadium would cost an estimated $975 million, of which Minneapolis would contribute $150 million to help build and an additional $200 million to help operate.

Mayor R.T. Rybak, who supports building a new stadium, is holding the first of two Vikings stadium forums on Tuesday, April 10. The second will be on Wednesday, April 11.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, go to Daily Norseman. You can also get all of your professional football news over at SB Nation's NFL hub.

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