Good news for Vikings fans. You aren't getting your team hijacked from you thanks to this stadium deal:
The Minnesota Vikings have reached a preliminary agreement with Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota on a new stadium, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The report, citing multiple sources who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity, said the sides agreed on the division of costs for a $975 million stadium on a site at or near the Metrodome, the Vikings' home since 1982.
Sources told the Star Tribune the city would pay $150 million in construction costs and roughly $180 million in operating costs over the next 30 years, while the state would pay $398 million and the Vikings would pay $427 million.
The sources said other details, including cost overruns, still had to be ironed out, but that an announcement was expected next week.
Of course, that's a LOT of taxpayer money going to this stadium. No one ever said keeping you team around would be cheap.
I think it was Mort who was on Dan Patrick's show today saying that when he did a poll of player representatives(typically two per team) he came away with about 80% saying that Pacman should be BANNED from the league permanantly.