CHICAGO — Two Minnesota lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next week that would delay any state bond issuance for the new $975 million Minnesota Vikings professional football stadium until a stable revenue source is in place that can support repayment.

State legislation allows for the issuance of up to $500 million of appropriation-backed bonds to finance the state's $350 million share of the stadium costs and Minneapolis' $150 million share. The state intends to repay its piece with revenues expected from an expansion of charitable gambling. Officials have said no sale is expected before August.

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