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  • #46
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...e=HP_headlines

    So now the city of Minneapolis still wants a piece. Now that they are so close to a deal in Arden Hills.

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    Originally posted by ImBrotherCain
    You are just a terrible person.
    Originally posted by bigbluedefense
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    • #47
      I still want to see the NFL pony up some money for these new stadiums. This league makes money hand over fist and will make even more money with most/all of their teams in new shiny stadiums.

      I agree. Also, I'm not sure it's fair to make every taxpayer pay for a football stadium, since not every taxpayer is a football fan.

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      • #48
        It looks like a ******* log cabin, who deigned that hideous piece of ****? Not to mention they want to basically keep half of the dome and just make it look different while making the Vikings play at TCF for 2-3 years and it costs about the same as the Arden Hills one. That is a horrible proposal.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by FuzzyGopher View Post
          It looks like a ******* log cabin, who deigned that hideous piece of ****? Not to mention they want to basically keep half of the dome and just make it look different while making the Vikings play at TCF for 2-3 years and it costs about the same as the Arden Hills one. That is a horrible proposal.
          where did you see a picture? Please post!

          Edit:

          I actually like the way it looks.
          Last edited by vikes_28; 05-10-2011, 10:39 AM.

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          Originally posted by ImBrotherCain
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          • #50
            Originally posted by MidwestJimmy View Post
            I still want to see the NFL pony up some money for these new stadiums. This league makes money hand over fist and will make even more money with most/all of their teams in new shiny stadiums.

            I agree. Also, I'm not sure it's fair to make every taxpayer pay for a football stadium, since not every taxpayer is a football fan.
            There's lots of things that we get taxed for that I'm not a fan of.
            "Compadres, it is imperative that we crush the freedom fighters before the start of the rainy season. And remember, a shiny new donkey for whomever brings me the head of Colonel Montoya."

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            • #51
              Vikings and Ramsey County Announce Stadium Deal

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              Originally posted by A Perfect Score
              If a girl is sucking me off, and I look down and shes beating off a **** of her own, I am absolutely going to tell her to stop. 100% of the time. Explain that ****.

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              • #52
                Thank god, now this get this mother ****** through the legislature... Nice to see the Vikes give up some more money in the deal too.

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                • #53
                  Woo! It excites me that this is almost done.

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                  • #54
                    except that Chris Coleman is a giant douche....

                    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ium-is-unfair/

                    Previously, St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman had said nothing about the deal that would put the new Vikings stadium in his county — and that would subject his city to a one-half percent sales tax aimed at covering the county’s portion of the total financial package. His silence spoke volumes.

                    Now, Coleman has said something other than nothing, and he apparently wants nothing to do with a proposal that imposes a significant burden on the county that has the privilege of hosting the building in which the Vikings’ home games will be played. Thou he has yet to take an official position, he called the imposition of a sales tax by Ramsey County an “unfair burden,” according to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

                    “People in Virginia [Minnesota] watch the Vikings on TV. People in Mankato are eating buffalo wings and drinking beer on Sunday [and watching the games],” Coleman said.

                    Still, Coleman favors the concept of building a stadium. “I start with the premise the Vikings are an important asset. We’ve got to find a way to keep them here,” Coleman said.

                    Coleman said he won’t take an official position on the proposal until he has more time to study it. “I need to know those numbers,” Coleman said. “What are they asking the residents and the people shopping in St. Paul to pay? What are the benefits of the Arden Hills site to St. Paul? . . . The fact that it’s not in Minneapolis is not a reason to support something in Ramsey County.”

                    Coleman prefers a statewide one-cent or two-cent tax on beer and liquor sales to fund the project.

                    Though Coleman has no direct power over the question of whether the Legislature will or won’t pass a bill imposing the sales tax in Ramsey County, Coleman’s position would give extra ammunition to the opponents of the move, and possibly nudge some fence-sitters toward not supporting the project.
                    Originally posted by MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
                    Thanks jerks, I have an exam tomorrow and reading this lowered my IQ by 14 points. Dicks.

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                    • #55
                      I guess that i should have added that i am in favor of a state-wide tax increase for this stadium. Regardless of my opinion of the mayor of St. Paul, it is silly to ask the residents of Ramsey county (which i am not one of) to carry the largest burden of this project.

                      I would also like to see the Vikings pony up over half of the $ since Zigy is going to be reaping the benefits of this huge complex. It won't be just the stadium. And where is the NFL in all of this stadium ****. As a multi-billion dollar a year industry, they should be contributing to the construction of facilities that will only make them MORE money downthe line. .....but i am not holding my breath on either of these points.

                      Just get it done already!
                      Originally posted by MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
                      Thanks jerks, I have an exam tomorrow and reading this lowered my IQ by 14 points. Dicks.

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                      • #56
                        minneapolis trying to kill the arden hills plan:

                        http://www.dailynorseman.com/2011/5/...olis#storyjump
                        oh noes!!1! i've been rep raped

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                        • #57
                          Vikings stadium foes may have found a key loophole

                          Posted by Mike Florio on May 16, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

                          AP
                          With the Minnesota Legislature only one week away from ending its 2011 session and with the current proposal hinging on a local contribution to the project raised without a public vote that surely would fail, opponents of the stadium believe they’ve found a way to avoid the effort to avoid a vote.

                          Heron Marquez Estrada of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that a new group of stadium foes, NoVikingsTax.com, believes that the “charter” nature of Minneapolis and Ramsey County permits a referendum on any local efforts to raise money via raise taxes to be placed onto a public ballot, if at least 10 percent of all registered voters sign a petition to that effect.

                          “We could usurp their usurpation,” said Chris David, head of the group.

                          It’s the kind of issue that seems destined for litigation, which could serve only to slow the project down even more.

                          Either way, the folks in Minnesota need to make a decision, and they need to make it soon. If they want to keep the Vikings, they need to find a way to build a stadium with a fair and appropriate public contribution to a venue that will benefit the public in various ways, including hosting a Super Bowl and other projects that will generate tax revenue and business activity. If they don’t want to keep the Vikings, then they need to do the same thing they’ve done for the last decade or longer — nothing.
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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by The_Dude View Post
                            I guess that i should have added that i am in favor of a state-wide tax increase for this stadium. Regardless of my opinion of the mayor of St. Paul, it is silly to ask the residents of Ramsey county (which i am not one of) to carry the largest burden of this project.

                            I would also like to see the Vikings pony up over half of the $ since Zigy is going to be reaping the benefits of this huge complex. It won't be just the stadium. And where is the NFL in all of this stadium ****. As a multi-billion dollar a year industry, they should be contributing to the construction of facilities that will only make them MORE money downthe line. .....but i am not holding my breath on either of these points.

                            Just get it done already!
                            They had a stadium fund program that ended with the CBA. I am sure that the new CBA will include it aswell...

                            This recent wave of news isn't sounding good, I am hoping that can get this thing finished.


                            Edit: Wonder just how much they will give

                            ST. PAUL, Minn. — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he’ll reveal details in the next few days about the league’s contribution toward a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

                            Goodell met Tuesday in St. Paul with Gov. Mark Dayton and the legislators sponsoring a stadium bill.

                            The Vikings prefer a $1.1 billion stadium in Arden Hills, but there’s dispute over how much it will cost to build roads to the site and who will pay for them. Dayton and some legislators say the state won’t pay any more than $300 million for a stadium project.

                            Goodell, when asked if he could envision a scenario in which the team would leave Minnesota, said he thought the commitment was there to get something done and that he thinks that will ensure the success of the Vikings.
                            http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports...p5G_story.html
                            Last edited by Crazy_Chris; 05-17-2011, 06:41 PM.

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                            • #59
                              Report: Vikings management met with AEG officials on Tuesday

                              Posted by Mike Florio on May 26, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

                              Buried near the bottom of the latest mish-mash of rumors and speculation from Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press appears an item that probably should have appeared on the front page, above the fold.

                              Per Walters: “Spotted at the W Hotel in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday night were members of Vikings owner Zygi Wilf’s management and stadium development team meeting with LA Live! honcho Tim Leiweke and his AEG team that is considering a stadium for Los Angeles.”

                              That’s big stuff. Far bigger than something that should be nestled below gems like a kid from Winona State visiting the Golden Gophers’ football program last week and the local WNBA team drawing 2,055 fans for an exhibition game.

                              With the Vikings poised to become free agents after the 2011 season, it’s no surprise that the folks from AEG would want to talk — or that the Vikings would want to listen. As each day goes by without the Vikings having a deal in place to build a new stadium in Minnesota, the chances that they’ll follow the Lakers to L.A. increase.
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                              • #60
                                **** yeah!

                                Officials with the White Earth Tribe will announce Thursday morning a plan to build a metro-area tribal casino with the state that would help pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

                                According to the tribe's "Minnesota Wins" website, backers say the casino would generate enough revenue to pay the public's share of a new stadium without new taxes. White Earth officials say they've already secured financing for development and construction.

                                A news conference will be held Thursday morning at the State Capitol to provide more details.

                                Under the proposal to be released, revenue from the casino would be split equally between the state and the tribe, which would use it for housing,economic development, health care and education. The casino would pay property and sales taxes.

                                After the stadium is paid off, revenues would continue to go to the state. The state would regulate and audit the casino, which is not the case with tribal casinos generally.

                                Officials estimate that construction of the casino would create 2,500 jobs and that operations would create as many as 2,000 new and permanent jobs.

                                At a Senate hearing in December, Erma Vizenor of the White Earth Tribal Council first brought the proposal before policymakers. She said that a tribal casino adjacent to an Arden Hills stadium would raise $300 million yearly.

                                The White Earth reservation, located in northwestern Minnesota, is the state's largest and most populous with more than 20,000 band members. The tribe runs the Shooting Star casino in Mahnomen.



                                Pure brillance if they do build a casino & the stadium complex both in/near Arden Hills.

                                http://www.startribune.com/politics/...139378093.html
                                Originally posted by MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
                                Thanks jerks, I have an exam tomorrow and reading this lowered my IQ by 14 points. Dicks.

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