Viking stadium bill to come before legislature next weekMinnesota Sports
-- Lawmakers plan to take up the Vikings stadium issue in earnest next week.
ST. PAUL - Lawmakers plan to take up the Vikings stadium issue in earnest next week.
Last night, a letter was released stating a new Vikings stadium would use up to $300-million dollars in money from the state, raised through taxes and fees. Vikings vice-president Lester Bagley calls the framework, "a good starting point." The Vikings would contribute one-third of the cost of a new stadium that includes a roof, while the state would put in about $30-million dollars a year, through a combination of sources such as lottery proceeds, sports memorabilia taxes and other revenues. A local partner would also contribute one-third -- through hospitality, sales and admissions taxes.
The Minnesota Vikings will host their annual NFL Draft Party on Thursday, April 28th at the team's facility in Eden Prairie. Tickets for the event go on sale today on the team webpage. Right now, the Vikings have the 12th selection in the first round of the NFL Draft. Tickets to the team's party are ten-dollars apiece. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include guest appearances from Vikings celebrities.