Lawmakers will vote on new stadium for Vikings Monday

A plan to approve financing for a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings will be held Monday.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune repots House and Senate Republican leaders said a last-minute plan they were working on has been removed from consideration. They will vote on a plan that would use gambling revenue to come up with the state’s portion of the bill.

It is a hotly debated issue and there is no consensus on how the matter will do. The Vikings and NFL have been pushing hard to get the deal done this spring. Gov. Mark Dayton has taken much heat over the issue.

If the Vikings don’t get a plan finalized to build a new stadium, there could be increased talk about them leaving town. The club’s lease at the Metrodome expired after last season.

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