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Vikings Stadium Update: Bill Has One Vote To Go

If you're a Minnesota Vikings fan, it's so close you can taste it. After two straight victories for the latest Vikings Stadium Bill with passing votes in both the Minnesota House and Senate, there's only one hurdle remaining before the celebrations of a Vikings future in Minnesota can begin.

Well, other than Gov. Mark Dayton signing the bill, but everyone knows that he's going to do that with plenty of glee.

No, the last hurdle for the Bill will start immediately after it's signed by Dayton. At that point, the Minneapolis City Council will have 30 days to get seven 'yes' votes for the Bill. At that point, it will be official since no public vote on it will be held.

Fortunately, it looks like the seven votes have already been locked up.

On Thursday, Rybak's slim seven-vote majority on the council appeared to remain firm. Council Member Sandy Colvin Roy, one of the last to support the plan, said she has seen nothing in recent days that would sway her vote.

A decision is likely to be made on May 25, the next time the council meets.

Check out this SB Nation Minnesota story stream for more details on the stadium. 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.

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