Minnesota Vikings stadium design to be unveiled May 13

  • Article by: Richard Meryhew , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 11, 2013 - 8:41 AM

Designers will unveil details of the Vikings’ new home at the Guthrie Theater on May 13.

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jarlmnApr. 27, 13 3:23 PM

Are they also going to unveil how they expect, fer reals this time, to pay for it? Or, are they going to unveil *yet another* slight-of-hand fraud, to trick the taxpayers into thinking they won't be saddled with the entire burden?

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cpcasserlyApr. 27, 13 3:47 PM

What ever it it, it's going to be another soulless, lifeless dome.

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Diogenes9Apr. 27, 13 3:56 PM

Who is going to pay for it? I am sure it will be all sparkly and glitzy.

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sharkysharkApr. 27, 13 4:30 PM

Hold your horses! The financing was based on lies. Everyone involved knew that pulltabs were nothing but a dream. The taxpayers were denied their legal right to vote on this through back room shenanigans that Governor Dayton and financial wizard Ted Mondale were parties to. A lot of us knew that we were being played and tried to warn that this would turn out bad. The Metrodome is still there with it's new roof and playing surface. The responsible thing to do is to repeal the financing for the new stadium. We don't need it and at the rate things are going, certainly can't afford it. The taxpayers demand a do-over.

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RossbergApr. 27, 13 4:43 PM

"We’re excited about where it’s headed," said Lester Bagley.... That makes one of us. Of course, if there was some coherent plan as to how this was going to be paid for which didn't involve the threat of taxpayer subsidies then maybe we could join in the excitement. Until and unless that gets resolved let's postpone the unveiling since doing it before there's a financing solution is just a lot of hype designed to divert our attention from this continuing debacle.

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erikj3Apr. 27, 13 4:46 PM

That's all well and good, but we don't know who's paying for what here. As such, the whole thing should be cancelled until the funding sources are straightened out (and schools are paid back).

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rshacklefordApr. 27, 13 5:00 PM

(Bagley quote): "And we’re confident that it’ll land well with state leaders, Vikings fans and everybody in Minnesota." ---- Bagley's confidence is very, very misplaced with regard to "everybody in Minnesota." Who's going to provide the millions in funding that will certainly be lacking? Wilf? Bagley? NFL? And, why did a member of this faux-thority, of which all are making big bucks for doing nothing really, only have to pay back 33% of a $150,000 loan that he received from a criminal (it had to be clawed-back by an appointed receiver in order to pry the bucks from his hands)? Not one person could ever convince me that Mondale didn't have the full $150,000 and much more. That shows the character of these people who are choosing to waste our tax dollars. 100's with disabilities show up at the Capitol, HUNDREDS, to beg for financial assistance. Versus 10 or 12 able bodied men wearing makeup to demand that all 5.3 million taxpayers pay for a New Jersey guy's playpen. As the final insult to what the NFL and Nike thinks is our "Norse/Viking culture," put two huge towering horns on the Metrodome version 2.0 to make the joke on us complete.

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bobwillemsApr. 27, 13 5:03 PM

I hope that they've also done some work on how this boondoggle will be funded.

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loops44Apr. 27, 13 5:06 PM

Why doesn't our Tax the Rich governor make the rich owners of the Vikings pay for the stadium? Instead of having the working class pay for it ! Maybe the people who will be taxed for this should get to vote on it?

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marketerApr. 27, 13 5:35 PM

The people that allowed this to happen to the residents of Minneapolis are already being shown the door. Meg Tuthill was running THIRD in the caucus and Rybak won't be back. Hopefully we come to our senses soon and reverse this ridiculous decision.

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