House Passes The Bill

In the wee hours of the morning, Mrs. Warwas couldn’t believe I was watching Minnesota’s equivelant of C-SPAN, but I just couldn’t help myself.

In the end, the Vikings stadium bill passed through the Minnesota House of Representatives and it will now move on to the State Senate.

Should the Senate also approve the bill, it will then need to go through the Governor’s office and the City of Minneapolis will also need to approve the plan with an official vote.

The bill passed at about 3:32 a.m. (Central Lutefisk Time) by a vote of 71 – 60.

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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. On Tuesday I predicted that Ziggy would have to pony up an extra $65 million to get this passed. If $15 million can be considered close, I guess I was close. Haven’t checked enough details to see where the final deal is in terms of the user fees that the Senate had added. We need one more vote yet fellas, and the status of those fees might be the final hurdle.

    1. Cmon Coach we all know you have inside information so just give us the final outcome and end this speculation now.

      1. This is probably all you need to know, johnny….

        “Democratic Sen. John Marty, a staunch stadium critic from Roseville, conceded early in the morning that the agreement has a “99.9995 percent chance” of passing.” This would be the white flag.

        I predict it will be somewhere around that same 38-28 margin as the first time. One other detail is the final Minneapolis City Council vote, where an individual council member could make a real name for themselves by changing an earlier yes vote to no. Unless that person is packed and prepared to move to another country immediately after the meeting, I don’t see that happening either.

        For those who are stadium opponents… as a famous movie line goes, “So you’re sayin’ I got a chance.”

        Its a done deal, johnny.

        1. That’s great Coach! I can stop worrying now, thanks. Does anyone know what the story is about a retractable roof if Biggie wants to pay for it?

  2. I basically try and avoid thinking about this too much until it is either yay or nay, but this definitely seems like good news.

  3. well this is good news and the closest it has come in years …now all we can hope for is the senate will approve this…

  4. It just passed in the Senate 36-30. Still needs a governor’s signature and a Minneapolis City Council vote.

    1. Yes, Freds, johnny is astutely recalling that prior to the 2005 season I proclaimed that you were not the answer at CB. The fact that you had 3 interceptions and even fewer tackles over two seasons meant that I was right on that one, too. And then there was that off-the-field (off-of-land, actually) incident…

  5. Woo hoo!! Does that mean the team can start signing players to more than 1 year contracts now? I am really happy. This will be a big money maker for both sides. Congrats to all of the Viking fans!!!

    1. Well Norse it’s time to raise a our glasses and Zellers and company can kiss our a$$es. Pardon the language.

      1. Yes sir indeed! Now it’s time to get to work on building the team. Speaking of, I wonder why the Vikes have not signed any of their draft picks yet. It always seems they are always one of the last teams to do so.

        1. Spielman is contacting the league seeing if he can get them all on one year contracts.

  6. One of the better examples of cynicism and sour grapes I have seen in some time…

    (Minneapolis City) Council Member Cam Gordon, an opponent of the plan, quipped that he wasn’t sure which committee would have jurisdiction over the stadium bill. “We don’t really have a committee for corporate welfare,” Gordon said