New stadium plan gains passage from Minneapolis City Council

The Minnesota Vikings can place an order for a special silver shovel.

The kind they will use to turn over the first pile of dirt in the construction of a new stadium.

That is because their plan to build a new home, one that was approved by state lawmakers and the governor earlier this month, got clearance this morning from the Minneapolis City Council. According to the team, the council voted 7-6 in favor of the new stadium. It was expected the measure would pass.

Now, focus turns to specifically what the Vikings and political officials want. There is some question whether or not the building will have a retractable roof, an expense that might have to be handled by the organization.

So, find a new team to talk about moving to Los Angeles.

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