Downey: Vikings Stadium 'Too Big, Too Fancy, Too Expensive'
Edina Patch - almost 5 years
Editor's Note: The following comes from State Rep. Keith Downey (R-Edina). The views expressed are solely his and do not reflect those of Patch.
For those following the debate on state funding for the Vikings stadium, you are already aware that the bill passed the House and Senate. It is now off to a Conference Committee to resolve the differences, which are substantial. For those that contacted me along the way, thank you for weighing in!
I am a lifelong Vikings fan and don't want them leaving Minnesota. But I voted against the current stadium bill, and barring major changes to the bill in conference committee will not support its final passage.
In a nutshell, it is too big, too fancy, too expensive, the state funding doesn’t work, and the state is on the hook for the entire $600+ million of public financing until Minneapolis starts to help pay back the debt in 2021.
Passion for the Minnesota Vikings doesn’t mean we put Minnesota judgment on the shelf. We have time to deve
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