Wanted: Stadium jump-start

  • Article by: KEVIN DUCHSCHERE and RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: November 9, 2011 - 12:09 AM

Gov. Dayton and the Vikings seek to reignite enthusiasm for legislative action on stadium.

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rabblerouzerNov. 8, 1110:15 PM

Get it built---- NOW!!

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andrew91Nov. 8, 1110:28 PM

Same old story, but with a different headline. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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kruzelcNov. 8, 1111:30 PM

100% DENY on ANY new taxes! No more spending!

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oravenNov. 8, 1111:36 PM

Vikings stadium sucking the air out the room during a regular session is no good we will never get anything done with this moronic stadium deal over the land scape. PRO SPORTS IS OUT OF CONTROL!

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ericaloeNov. 8, 1111:44 PM

Stop wasting valuable time and resources continuing this negotiation. If the answer is "no", it's time to live with it and deal with the consequences.

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purplechumpNov. 9, 11 1:00 AM

NO ONE IS INTERESTED IN SUBSIDIZING PRIVATE BUSINESS BILLIONAIRES!!! IT'S TIME TO GET OUT OF THE 1990's MENTALITY OF MAKING THE ULTRA- RICH EVEN RICHER AT THE EXPENSE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS!!!

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RossbergNov. 9, 11 6:24 AM

Sorry, Gov. Dayton but it was your own guy who brought up the lease clause and said the Vikings would play here in 2012, not the Legislature. Say, what became of those enthusiastic rogue legislators who publicly disagreed with Rep. Zellers and Sen. Koch last week and said there'd be a Special Session in December or January? Are they finding out that there really is no interest in spending $650 million on this? What about the polls that continue to show that the public doesn't want to provide stadium funding? Or are we going to get another one of those "the wrong question was asked" poll results explanations?

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roundy1945Nov. 9, 11 6:30 AM

Mr. Dayton, as one of the most ardent supporters of a new stadium for the Vikings, please spearhead the organizing of a LLC – FanCorp- for the purposes of partnering with the Vikings and building the stadium with your and other investors money. FanCorp could sell shares, they could charge money for tickets, food, parking, they could charge the Vikings rent, the could sell naming rights ect etc. In short, they could run the stadium as a for profit business, instead of the stadium being a liability for the state, it could be an asset for the investors of FanCorp. Why, if it such a good deal for the state of Minnesota, I am sure that it would be an even better deal for private investors such as yourself who would invest their own money for such a wonderful opportunity.

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philipp10Nov. 9, 11 6:30 AM

Pro sports, totally out of control. Stop the madness.

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ecknbeckNov. 9, 11 6:40 AM

Wanted: A reason why we the taxpayers should have to pay for it......Til you come up with a worthwhile answer to that one, I will keep my enthusiasm to myself....

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