Wilfs renew push for Arden Hills

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 11, 2011 - 8:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf renewed their call Friday for a special legislative session to approve a publicly subsidized $1.1 billion stadium in Arden Hills.

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bassillNov. 11, 11 2:04 PM

hope you get your stadium wilfs go get em. the vikings need a new stadium.

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frankfurterNov. 11, 11 2:09 PM

"Arden Hills is their preferred stadium site and that their $407 million funding pledge applies only to a stadium there and not another location"....Huh...Apparently an east coast real estate mogul is running the state of Minnesota and dictates how things are to be. I've been mistaken all along. And here I thought that we elected Governors, Senators and such to do those things.

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ranger1873Nov. 11, 11 2:12 PM

Pay for it yourself, Zygmunt.

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coyote7Nov. 11, 11 2:14 PM

I'm so sick of hearing about the back and forth on this subject. Let me know when you actually make a decision whether or not to build it or when you make some form of actual progress on the matter.

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wilfcharityNov. 11, 11 2:16 PM

Zygi, the only thing holding up your new Viking stadium is the amount of money you're willing to put in. Come to the table with some $$$ and you can end the stadium funding issue for your stadium. Build it anywhere you want but keep your hands off public money.

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wyovikingNov. 11, 11 2:17 PM

Although I probably prefer a downtown location I will support the Arden Hills site to keep the Vikings in Minnesota. People support gambling proceeds to do this. Let's just get it done so we can stop reading about it.

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rnvhillNov. 11, 11 2:22 PM

If the Patriots can build their own stadium (and they are not the first 100% privately financed stadium but the third) borrowing the money for infrastucture from the state and have to pay it back to the state - why cannot wilf? Is he not the consumate developer? http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_173094.html

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lakevilleguyNov. 11, 11 2:26 PM

As any junior negotiator knows, any deal the Wilfs are so enthusiastic about and want so bad is obviously a bad deal for the public. If this is going to get ramrodded thru, at least put the screws to them a bit. And ensure that any increase in value to their franchise from the new stadium is returned to the state when they sell.

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rockanatreeNov. 11, 11 2:27 PM

Local CBS station is reporting that the Wilf's will reduce "significantly" the amount they are willing to contribute if any other location is chosen. What crooks.

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J_DubyaNov. 11, 11 2:27 PM

The state is preparing to invest more than $600 million into a stadium for your football club, Mr. Wilf ...during a recession. You are in NO position to be making demands. We'll build it where we see fit. You'll invest in it or hand the keys to the franchise over to someone who will.

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