Vikings stadium plans thrown into limbo

  • Article by: MIKE KASZUBA and , RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
  • Updated: November 3, 2011 - 6:40 AM

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falcon7600Nov. 2, 1110:26 PM

The rules today for getting the superbowl now is a 75000 seat stadium. If you want a chance at the Superbowl you need to be at least 75000. NFL wont consider anything less. Oh lets see ice cold Minnesota or Miami, Dallas, Phoenix and golfing and a warmer temperature.

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tjjustNov. 2, 1110:31 PM

She (Linda Runbeck) said too many stadium supporters were failing to examine why the Vikings needed to build a $1.1 billion stadium that would mostly reward Wilf and that had "little to do with the game itself."...it most certainly has to do with the game. The game is an event, an experience. It is a woven part of the Minnesota culture. A new stadium provides this. Not the "vanilla bowl of ice cream" we have now. I do not even go to the dome because it is not enjoyable. This stadium is bigger with more general seating and more luxury boxes....this means more revenue in terms of tax dollars. I'm embarrassed to call myself a republican.

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Daniel888Nov. 2, 1110:31 PM

The GOP's favorite two letters in the alphabet, N.O.

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elmore1Nov. 2, 1110:35 PM

This is why they are called "politicians" and not "leaders", both parties.... They booted balancing the budget and now the Vikes. We need to elect some effective and mature "leaders" to lead Minnesota into the future.

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wingophersNov. 2, 1110:36 PM

Republican leaders continue to demonstrate that they are the party of "NO" to everything. The one exception is they say "YES" to protecting and giving the rich more tax breaks. The Republicans are saying "NO" to jobs for construction workers, "no" to infrastructure iimprovements to build the stadium and most importantly they are saying to he Vikings and this state that it "OK" for the Vikings to leave. Shame on them.

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jugdisheNov. 2, 1110:37 PM

YES! Finally some sensible talk from the right. There is no hurry. The hurry, hurry buy now before you miss out spiel is getting really old. MAKE ZYGI PAY FOR IT HIMSELF!

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norsegodlokiNov. 2, 1110:37 PM

Let those who want the stadium voluntarily pay for it themselves through higher ticket prices & those who do not want the stadium have 1st claim to the fruits of their own labor. Why should those who have no money be expected to foot the bill for the stadium for the brother billionaire Wilfs?

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mngoldNov. 2, 1110:38 PM

I have a plan and it could be implemented yesterday... play in the completely functional Mall of America Metro Dome. End of story.

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JohnnyKNov. 2, 1110:41 PM

Sorry Mr. Wilf, we are absolute idiots here. I wish you luck in LA.

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breezer10Nov. 2, 1110:42 PM

A letter to the "politicians" who are trying to tell their constituants they are doing the right thing by opposing the use of public funds to support a stadium! You are not doing the right thing. Instead you are opposing a stadium that would all but guarantee around $100 million in annual tax revenues to our state. This money will be leaving and we certainly cannot afford that. That is right, around $100 million in annual taxes lost! But you sure can support so many of your ridiculous special interests. INVEST in Minnesota and build the stadium. I have seen countless tax breaks over the years to try to keep private companies from leaving Minnesota but you don't want to help the Minnesota Vikings stay here. This is way of thinking is why you will most likely lose your next election.

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