Met Council looms over Vikings stadium

  • Article by: PAT DOYLE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 15, 2011 - 9:45 AM

The Arden Hills project's impact on roads could trigger a review and result in a delay. But the bill also has an exemption.

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brokenglassMay. 14, 1110:44 PM

Subhead 2: Met Council shows some ankle; begs for just one complaint. That's all it needs. Just one excuse to stick its nose in.

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bigfootdaddyMay. 14, 1110:52 PM

I sympathize with the vikings owners, they are in a no win situation, for the their sake I trust they are looking for a bigger market for their product. The Minneapolis/ St Paul Political wants their cake and eat it too. I would rather see the viking in some other color uniform, thankyou.

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RanickMay. 14, 1111:08 PM

Sounds like a lot of roosters clucking and circling the hen house.

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changeagent2010May. 14, 1111:14 PM

The more I learn about this proposal, the more it stinks like day old fish. They allowed the Twins Stadium to set a precedent and now it's a rule, not an exception? Isn't there any politician left at city, county, state or Met Council with enough spine to call this what it really is -- a bad deal for everyone except the Wilf family?

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crestliner62May. 14, 1111:27 PM

Just a question..Who are these Met Council folks and why do we really care what they have to say...are they elected officals by chance? yeah, I didn't think so...wish someone could explain to me where the power that the Met Council seems to have come from.

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Rhino_TMay. 14, 1111:30 PM

It will take three years to build the Vikings stadium. Break ground ASAP and settle the roadway issues later. The 2017 or 2018 Super Bowl will be played on the Arden Hills site... does anyone really believe any needed roadwork won't get done? This delay is simply to give Minneapolis a chance to fix its miserable stadium plan. It's not fixable, Minneapolis. The Vikings are moving to Arden Hills. LIve with it.

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toddski34May. 14, 1111:34 PM

wow, I love the way this article just lays out how to slow the process. Minneapolis is so jealous of Ramsey county that they are just putting up the guide for building roadblocks step by step. I do not like the agreement for some of the finacials in this deal, but I believe that there is room for making negotiations. IE The state gets 30 percent of the revenue from all non viking related events. If the state is going to be putting up this type of money they need a return on investment. Same goes for the county. Now lets see if the Vikes will see it this way. Has anyone looked at what is in the deals for Farmers Field in Los Angeles? See how that deal as funded?

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RF6700May. 15, 1112:44 AM

The met council needs to be abolished.

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drafter28May. 15, 11 1:19 AM

I have to ask why the intersection of 35W & 694 would need $15 million in improvements? The 21,000 cars that would be leaving the stadium, (even if they all went to that intersection) would be fewer than the number of vehicles that travel down 35W during a typical morning rush. That highway is jammed every weekday morning, but 10 or 12 more rushes over the course of a football season would mean it needs to be improved? Gimme a break!

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ollie3May. 15, 11 2:27 AM

"I do not like the agreement for some of the finacials in this deal, but I believe that there is room for making negotiations. IE The state gets 30 percent of the revenue from all non viking related events."----not to be one of those nitpicky grammar-police types, but I think you misspelled "100 percent"

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