Dayton Asks For All Ideas On Vikes Stadium

Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 8:12 am

The Vikings stadium debate is expected to heat up again this week. Lawmakers postponed a meeting they were supposed to have on Monday but Gov. Mark Dayton still wants to hear from them.

Dayton says he wants all of the stadium ideas written down on paper and given to him by the end of the week.

The Associated Press reports that Dayton will then take a very close look at all ideas on the table. Then, after that, in about two weeks, Dayton is going to put together a bill and give it to the legislature so they can actually debate it. The key items to be agreed upon include where the stadium will go and how it will be paid for.

Dayton has already said he intends on calling a special session around Thanksgiving. The Vikings lease at the Metrodome ends after the 2011 season, and late last week, the Vikings rejected the most recent offer from some lawmakers that involved buying the Metrodome for one dollar.

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