In spite of set backs, unpopular funding strategies, and continual conflicts over where to put it, a new Vikings Stadium is once again on the plate of lawmakers, who are expected to take up the issue once again this morning in St. Paul.
After suffering a major setback in the House last Monday, a bill for a new stadium cleared a Senate committee on Friday. The committee set aside a resurrected proposal to build the stadium in Arden Hills, however Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett claims they’re not out of the running.
Bennett says – compared to the Minneapolis site, the Arden Hills location would offer a hundred-million dollars’ more in jobs because of of infrastructure and road work needed to develop the site.
Starting today, stadium backers say they will work on keeping the bill moving in the Senate and reviving it in the House, while the legislative clock ticks down to adjournment, possibly as soon as next weekend if legislative leaders hit their self-imposed deadline.