Goodell will reveal NFL's contribution to Minnesota stadium
It’s impossible to say right now if Roger Goodell’s meeting with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton this morning will help bridge the gap and get a new stadium deal done in six days.
But the meeting couldn’t have hurt. Goodell emerged from his meeting in the governor’s mansion in St. Paul and said he would reveal details about a contribution from the NFL to build the new stadium in the next few days, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
It’s literally down to days for the Vikings to secure an agreement to build a new stadium before the current legislative session concludes Monday. The plan is for a $1 billion retractable-roof stadium to be built in Arden Hills. But the plan is short an estimated $200 million for needed roadwork.
Dayton has been adamant that the state’s contribution to the project will be capped at $300 million. The current plan calls for the Vikings to chip inb $407 million. Per the report, a more defined report on how much road work is needed and what the costs are will be revealed Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the clock continues to tick.
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