Two Minneapolis City Council members have thrown their support behind the latest Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings Latest from The Business Journals Follow this company stadium plan, meaning a majority of the council now supports the proposal.
Gov. Mark Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minneapolis City Council President Barb Johnson announced the development Monday; Rybak and Johnson’s letter to Dayton announcing the support, together with individual letters from six other council members, has been posted online.
The members supporting the proposal, which would build a $975 million stadium where the Metrodome is today, include Meg Tuthill, Sandy Colvin Roy, Diane Hofstede, John Quincy, Don Samuels, Kevin Reich,
Tuthill told the Star Tribune she now supports the plan after seeing that none of the money will come from the city’s general fund.
Minnesota Public Radio, meanwhile, reported that construction-industry advocates and union members had lobbied council members on the issue.
The stadium plan has been stalled at the state Legislature, partially because some lawmakers have been waiting for the Minneapolis City Council to get behind the project.
Last week a poll by a pro-stadium business group said 61 percent of Minnesotans support the current plan.