$13 million is asking price for Vadnais Heights arena

  • Article by: Tim Harlow , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 6, 2013 - 9:41 PM

The Vadnais Sports Center has two hockey rinks and three turf athletic fields under the state’s second-tallest dome, and it’s all on sale at the marked-down price of $13 million.

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mmediaAug. 6, 13 5:26 PM

Check out Sauk Centre's version of this. Albeit on a much smaller scale; still, what was promised as a revenue generating wonder has now become a budget line item for the taxpayers to bear all so an elite few can use it. In a way it's comforting to know that big-city sharpies can be suckers like us hicks, too.

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mred58Aug. 6, 13 5:52 PM

the state should BUY this.at half the price they can make twice the money.

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tcatheartAug. 6, 13 5:55 PM

At $13 million, it certainly seems that someone with some knowledge could come in and make it work. They "almost" made it work at $26 million...

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jbpaperAug. 6, 13 6:57 PM

Are the Wild still looking for a new practice facility?

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wennbergAug. 6, 13 8:24 PM

If they lose less than one million per year, it would take 13 years (using it) to lose what they would if they sell it for a loss. "tcatheart" is right, they almost made it at the current rate so why not hire Pete Carlson and see if he can turn it around. Nice complex to be giving up on it in such a short time. If it's an visitor attraction for the other businesses, the city should be happy to subsides it.

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wennbergAug. 6, 13 8:43 PM

If they lose less than one million per year, it would take 13 years (using it) to lose what they would if they sell it for a loss. "tcatheart" is right, they almost made it at the current rate so why not hire Pete Carlson and see if he can turn it around. Nice complex to be giving up on it in such a short time. If it's a visitor attraction for the other businesses, the city should be happy to subsidize it.

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pmarc078Aug. 7, 13 6:31 AM

coming soon to a new NFL stadium near you.....

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elle2008Aug. 7, 13 8:16 AM

Why are the majority of taxpayers subsidizing any sports facility, even for a small city? Let those that use the facility pay for it. Yep. I see that's working.

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garyglsAug. 7, 13 8:52 AM

When it cones to STUPID elected officals have the market cornered. Wht do any of these folks think thet can make a project work better than a "real" businessman can? If all these projects are such a great idea they would get done without government.This and about two hundred other examples around Minnesota should show people that their tax dollars should not be used for anything other than road,schools,fire and police.

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starvingpoorAug. 7, 1310:43 AM

how manyhomelessp oeople could have been helped they knew it was bad from the start just waned to tax poor out of the city make payoff tofriends way over priced from the start check bank acct from maoyor &city council

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