The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission today made another appeal for a new stadium for the Vikings, saying the area needs the 8,000 jobs that would be created and noting that the poor economy has lowered the cost of a new stadium by $84 million. Now it’s proposed to cost $870 million, or twice what the Twins’ ballpark cost. The Twins play 81 games a year at home. The Vikings play seven. (Here’s the release)
In a 2007 push for a new stadium, the MSFC warned that if the Legislature waited until this year to approve a new stadium, the cost would increase by $41 million, to just under $1 billion.
The Commission also released new sketches of a proposed stadium…
I feel like I’ve seen that somewhere before.
Here’s the outdoor view of the proposed stadium.
We can now file these sketches with the sketches of past proposals for a new Vikings stadium.
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