Minnesota State Senate Passes Stadium Bill with MLS Provision
The new $975 million Vikings Stadium proposed for Downtown Minneapolis at the site of the Metrodome was approved by the Minnesota State Senate this afternoon. The Senate, following the lead of the House who passed the bill at 3:30 a.m. this morning, approved the conference committee’s recommendation on a vote of 38-28. Then, just a few moments later, passed the bill by a vote of 36-30. The approval by the Senate was the final legislative hurdle for the stadium bill.
“We delivered,” said Senator Julie Rosen (R-Farmington) who sponsored and worked tirelessly on the stadium bill. “We are going to have first-class stadium we can all be very, very proud of.”
The bill will now be passed along to Governor Mark Dayton to sign into law. Later this month the Minneapolis City Council must sign off on the bill which is expected to be a formality.
IMS will continue to follow this story and attempt to get more information from the Vikings concerning their intentions concerning Major League Soccer.