Nick Halter

City Council not a fan of subsidies for stadium

After months of meetings with state lawmakers and Vikings officials, Mayor R.T. Rybak gave his first formal presentation to his own City Council of a proposed public financing plan for a Vikings stadium at the site of the Metrodome.

His colleagues were less than impressed.

“As you engage in these conversations, please remind people this is the Minnesota Vikings, not the Minneapolis Vikings,” said Council Member Gary Schiff (Ward 9), speaking against using local tax money for a team with fans statewide.


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