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A stadium pitch with your MN - WI football?

Posted at 11:13 AM on November 15, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Economy, Sport

Football will be front and center tonight in the Minnesota - Wisconsin rivalry. But if you tune in tonight you'll see a little bit of the Minnesota Vikings push for a new stadium.

MPR News reporter Tom Scheck writes that the Vikings will run ads during the game tonight promoting its effort for public funding for a stadium in Minnesota.

Scheck earlier today added:

Gov. Dayton is ramping up pressure to get a Vikings stadium built. In an op-ed in the Star Tribune, Dayton outlined how he thinks the stadium deal could get done.

Vikings ownership say their team contribution stands for Ramsey County only.

Vikings lobbyist Lester Bagley also said they believe the lease in the Metrodome ends at the end of this season.


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.