The Minnesota Vikings, in need of a new stadium for many years now moved one step closer towards getting a new stadium today by hosting a press conference about a new potential stadium deal. Ramsey County and the Vikings came to an agreement for a new billion dollar stadium, of which the Vikings would contribute $407 million of the costs. If the deal is passed, the new stadium will be built ten miles north of Minneapolis. The big issue is whether the deal will actually get full approval from the Minnesota Legislature to get the other $600 million dollars from public funding. Pro Football Talk notes that the press conference to announce this new deal was a bit awkward, but is a big step closer towards a new stadium for the Vikings. It is said the Vikings would be ready to play in the new facility three years from now if the Minnesota legislature passes the bill soon.
I wonder if having the roof cave in because of excess snow during this last football season will help convince people that the Vikings need a new stadium
H/T (Hat Tip) to Shawn for the heads up on this.