Vikings Plan For February Stadium Pitch
MINNAPOLIS — The coming State Legislative session could be the last chance for lawmakers to strike a deal for a new Vikings stadium.
Lester Bagley is the Vikings Vice President of Stadium Development. He was on WJON this (Thursday) morning and says the team is not willing to sign a lease agreement to stay at the Metrodome without a new stadium deal.
He says there are a number of ways to come-up with the money to help pay for a publicly owned stadium, including taxing NFL merchandise.
Bagley says other options include: a scratch off lottery game, a casino or racino, and an additional tax on the hospitality industry. They’re also still working on finding a local partner to help foot the bill.
Look for the Vikings to bring a proposal to State Lawmakers sometime in February.