Governor expected to sign Vikings stadium bill into law today

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to sign into law today the plan to raise funds for a $975 million stadium for the Vikings.

The franchise crossed the goalline with state lawmakers last week and Dayton, who supports the bill, will put his signature on it today, according to the Associated Press.

It ends a lengthy process by the Vikings to secure a new home. The state will raise $348 million for the project and the city of Minneapolis is expected to contribute $150 million. That leaves the remainder to the Vikings, who will likely be supported by the NFL.

The Vikings hope their new stadium is ready for the 2016 season and the club might bid for the 2017 Super Bowl.

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