Arden Hills Minnesota
May 10, 2011 by USA Post
Arden Hills Minnesota, The Minnesota Vikings took a big step toward getting a new stadium on Tuesday. Ramsey County officials have reached an agreement with the Vikings to be the team’s local partner in an effort to build a new stadium in Minnesota.
The 260-acre site of the new retractable roof, multi-use facility will be the first Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) property in Arden Hills.
“Reaching an agreement with Ramsey County as our local partner is an important milestone in our efforts to end a long-term stadium solution, and we are very pleased to have found a strong partner and direct,” said Zygi Wilf, owner of the Vikings and chairman. “Although undoubtedly appreciate the proposal of the City of Minneapolis, as well as recent efforts to Hennepin County, we believe that the Ramsey County site offers the greatest benefits to our fans, the team and the state and is the ideal site for a new stadium. ”
The Vikings hope to host large-scale events, as Europeans and Major League Soccer, the NCAA Final Four, the college football games and the Super Bowl Bowl at the new stadium.
“With a local partner and a site hosted on the now can concentrate on working with legislators and the governor to approve a stadium project that ensures long-term future of the Minnesota Vikings and supports thousands of jobs very necessary, “said Mark Wilf, Vikings owner and president. “We look forward to working with state leaders to determine the contribution of the State.”
The stadium project is estimated to support 13,000 jobs full and part-time, including the 7,500 construction jobs during the construction period of three years.
The stadium bill was introduced in the House and Senate in April and the first committee hearings are expected to be scheduled soon.
The Vikings played at the Estadio Metropolitano its 1961 inception to the end of the 1981 season. The clubhouse has called the Metrodome since 1982. Concerns about the viability of a new stadium is intensified when the Vikes were forced out of the sand dome shape due to a snowstorm in mid-December that caused the roof to start and deflate.
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