CHICAGO — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton — joined by the owners of the Minnesota Vikings, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and lawmakers — on Thursday unveiled plans for a new $975 million Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis that relies on a team contribution and local and state funds.
The proposal comes after a series of false starts on stadium plans from local governments and other parties. The new proposal is the first to claim the support of so many key parties. Promoting the project as a job creator, Dayton called for quick legislative action, but it’s unclear whether the plan will pass muster with the Minneapolis City Council and the state Legislature.