The Bill Passes The Senate

By a vote of 38 to 28, the Vikings stadium bill passed through the Minnesota Senate after another exhausting day of debates and re-debates.

After amendments succeeded only to later fail, the Senate ended up including two major amendments to the original bill.

The first amendment ups the Vikings and NFL’s contribution by $25 million, which is considerably less than the $105 million increase that the House called for on Monday.

Second, the Senate’s version of the bill demands no blackouts occur for games played by the Vikings in their new stadium.

Neither the increase in private contribution nor the ultimatum on blackouts are likely to sit well with the NFL, but the fact that this thing has cleared its latest hurdle is only a positive for those that want to see the Vikings tradition upheld.

The House-Senate Conference Committee will now have to find a compromise between the two versions of the bill.  Then it needs to go back to both the House and the Senate for another up or down vote.

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Adam Warwas

Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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  1. well…this is a much better version then i thought it would be…and i like the senates version much better then the houses….SKOL…

  2. However, I read that the $25 million extra the Vikings will have to pay “is just a starting point” That tells me that this amount will still go up and could end up being significantly more. That will not sit well.

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