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Minnesota Senate Approves New Vikings Stadium [VIDEO]

The Minnesota Vikings are just a governor’s signature away from getting a new stadium after the state Senate approved a plan that relies heavily on public financing.

Gov. Mark Dayton has said he’ll sign the measure, which means the Senate’s 36-30 vote Thursday was effectively the final barrier. The House passed it overnight.

The Vikings have been trying for a new stadium for more than a decade, but had little to no leverage until the lease expired this past year on the 30-year-old Metrodome.

The deal would guarantee the Vikings future remains in Minnesota for three decades.

The Vikings would pay 49 percent of construction costs. The public expense is high: $348 million for the state and $150 million for the city of Minneapolis.

In case you forgot here’s the video of the inflatable roof collapsing at the Metrodome from a few years ago.

 

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