Stadium gets cheaper, but deal isn't done

  • Article by: MIKE KASZUBA and ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: June 30, 2011 - 7:54 AM

Its cost has dropped $200 million, but talks regarding key points continue.

  • 121
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
lafoolJun. 29, 1110:29 PM

Bias in the press is sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious. When you edit the quote of a R legislator to include (deficit), AFTER said legislator voted for a balanced budget, does it show bias? The sentence is complete and accurate without the "clarification". Certainly the legislator is aware the budget is an issue, and is stating as much. But why add to the quote? My point is not the status of the budget, but the objectivity of the reporting if that is an appropriate edit to a quote.

detersbbJun. 29, 1110:41 PM

Let's continuing holding out until Zigi & the Vikings & the NFL pay for the whole stadium themselves. No public money for private profit. Corporate Welfare=Corporate Fascism.

ltdgvmtmavenJun. 29, 1110:52 PM

WILFare for Zygi = Higher Taxes = Big Government.

thewilfsterJun. 29, 1111:00 PM

The viking's new stadium will without a doubt be the world's LARGEST and most expensive structure ever built to house an EMPTY Super Bowl trophy case!!!

StarquestJun. 29, 1111:00 PM

Apparently it's OK to ask for higher taxes when the money goes to pay for something you want. Interesting how that works.

unionlaborerJun. 29, 1111:07 PM

Build it !!

clelJun. 29, 1111:23 PM

The state needs to totally drop out of financial backing. Give Ramsey County permission to raise their sales tax as much as needed and combine it with Wilf's contribution. It's then the baby of Ramsey Co. and Wilf and they can run it as they see fit. NO STATE MONEY.

viktorvaughnJun. 29, 1111:41 PM

Why are these republicans willing to force a government shutdown over their no-new-taxes pledge, but then go behind closed doors and work out a deal for a huge tax hike to build a stadium?

ostar88Jun. 30, 1112:01 AM

Why are all of you hating on Vikings stadium deal and Wilfs!? I know most of you if not all of you will be crying if the Vikes do end up leaving the STATE so please stop talking crap. You didn't hate on them when they broguht Favre and almost took us all the way and I bet some of you were outside the facilty waiting for to see Favre when he first arrived with childress for the first time and were in love with Childress and the Vikes.

johnsopinionJun. 30, 1112:56 AM

Whoa, hold on a second. The 'cost' of the new stadium just dropped by $200 million?? How? Why? Who? Where? Watch the books on this one closely. If the Wilfs are losing $200M, they would have hit the road to California for sure. Way too much smoke and mirrors here.


Comment on this story   |  


Pittsburgh - WP: B. Morris 8 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure 7
Atlanta 0 Postponed
Philadelphia 0
Chicago Cubs 0 Postponed
NY Yankees 0
Tampa Bay 0 Postponed
Baltimore 0
Cleveland 0 Postponed
Detroit 0
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: T. Koehler 11
Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole 5 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake 7
Seattle - LP: B. Beavan 0 FINAL
Texas - WP: R. Ross Jr. 5
St. Louis - WP: S. Miller 6 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Estrada 1
Boston - LP: B. Badenhop 1 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: D. Webb 2
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 4 FINAL
Houston - LP: L. Harrell 2
Toronto - WP: A. Loup 9 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 3
NY Mets - WP: J. Mejia 9 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. Arroyo 0
Oakland - WP: J. Johnson 10 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: Y. Herrera 9
Colorado - WP: J. Nicasio 3 FINAL
San Diego - LP: R. Erlin 2
Los Angeles - LP: B. League 2 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: Y. Petit 3
New York 109 FINAL
Brooklyn 98
Denver 105 FINAL
LA Clippers 117
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters



Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13




question of the day

Poll: Will you boo Jared Allen when he returns with the Bears?

Weekly Question