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Stadium bills passed

Posted at 2:27 PM on May 9, 2006 by Ben Tesch (1 Comments)

Well, the Senate approves.

The stadium line-up looks like this: the Twins would get a retractable-roof ballpark in downtown Minneapolis; the Vikings would get a stadium in Blaine, also with a retractable roof; and the Gophers would get an open-air stadium on the Minneapolis campus.

All three teams - currently housed in the Metrodome - would have new buildings by 2011 if the bills were to continue on course.

Two taxes would be used to pay for it all.

You can check the vote here.

Comments (1)

I'm a young person who doesn't know very much about politics, but I just don't understand why Hennepin County is spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on three new ballparks to all be built within the next five years. Are these state-owned or private? I hear that the twins have to pay 10 million a year in rent, so over the next 20 some years they will have paid most of it off, but aren't we just using taxpayer's money to finance a private owner's business? What benefit are the taxpayers going to recieve from this? Don't we have the right to invest our money where we see fit?

p.s. please don't post my e-mail address online

Posted by Rachel | May 11, 2006 12:55 PM

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