Ramsey County will buy and clean up a 427-acre tract of polluted land in Arden Hills that had been considered as the site for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. County commissioners voted 5-2 Tuesday to spend $30 million on a portion of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site.
Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders say the Minnesota Vikings and their supporters should find a way to pay for a new stadium that doesn't include local or state tax increases. That leaves a large hole in the current proposal for a $1.1 billion stadium in suburban Ramsey County.
The Vikings and Ramsey County have a plan to pay for the estimated $131 Million in road improvements around a proposed new Vikings Stadium in Arden Hills. Team officials say both sides have identified state and federal grants that could supply $50 Million.