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March 01, 2012
Vikings stadium plan to be unveiled at 9 am today
The Minnesota Vikings stadium plan that was "tentatively" reached a week and a half ago is finally set to be officially announced today, in a press conference at 9 am Central. No details have leaked yet on the major questions about the plan — namely, how the public money would be raised, whether the city or state would get a cut of stadium revenues, whether the Vikings would offset the city's $6 million a year in operating costs, a projected $55 million shortfall between how much the city is pledging and how much it can raise, and how to get past the Minneapolis city council's insistence that the deal follow the city law requiring a public vote — but we should know more in a couple of hours. Maybe.