A new group has tried to help the Minnesota Vikings get a new stadium in Minnesota.
The Leaders of the Northwestern Minnesota’s White Earth Tribe are trying to resuscitate new life into the previously unsuccessful request to State officials. The White Earth Tribe has an idea to start a new casino in the Twin Cities to help raise funds for a new Vikings stadium.
The White Earth chairwoman Erma Vizenor said that a casino could make $300 million in profit a year, with a potential 50-50 split between the tribe and the state. The tribe’s funds would cover the taxpayers share in the equation of the stadium project.
The Vikings have tried numerous times in the past 10 years to replace the Metrodome. However, nothing has happened, even when the roof tore due to a winter storm two years ago.
This result has caused many to expect the Vikings to move to the Los Angeles area in the next few years. But nothing is official with that yet.
“The little detail that remains is we have to get a Legislature and a city council to back it. That’s not a small issue,” said Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak.
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