GOP asking Vikings to up their stadium contribution by $100M

A version of the new GOP plan for a Vikings stadium has the team upping its contribution to $525 million dollars.

That’s according to a document labeled “DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY” obtained by MPR News:

GOP stadium bond proposal

House Republican caucus spokeswoman Jodi Boyne said leadership provided similar numbers to Gov. Mark Dayton when they met with him yesterday. But she said that the draft version is outdated — and that the indeterminate contributions in a GOP plan released last night is the actual proposal.

“This is the version that Gov. Dayton asked us not to release, because we hadn’t talked to all of our partners yet,” Boyne said of the draft proposal. She said House Majority Leader Matt Dean would address the matter more fully today.

Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley has insisted the team’s contribution is capped at $427 million, as reflected by the original stadium plan that has been the subject of several committee hearings and is awaiting votes by the House and Senate.

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