House passes latest Vikings stadium proposal, amendments

Stadium concept
The Minnesota Vikings released this concept of a new stadium in downtown Minneapolis, April, 2, 2012. This illustration show non-game day activity and the proposed Winter Garden light rail train station.
Courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

The latest Vikings stadium proposal cleared the Minnesota House late Monday night, and the $975 million plan for downtown Minneapolis now heads to the Senate.

We'll discuss the latest Vikings stadium news Tuesday on The Daily Circuit.

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"The stadium would cost $975 million to build, with the upfront costs divided among the state, the city of Minneapolis and the Vikings. The state's $398 million share would be financed by a change to the existing charitable gambling law that would allow electronic pull-tabs and bingo machines. Minneapolis, where the stadium will be built on the site of the Metrodome, will chip in $150 million -- paid for with existing sales and hospitality taxes. The Vikings share amounts to $427 million...

The House debate comes after an intense, eleventh-hour lobbying effort led by Dayton, the team, labor groups and fans that involved rallies at the Capitol and throughout the Twin Cities."

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