Vikings stay with suburban site despite tax blockThe Minnesota Vikings aren't abandoning a suburban stadium site despite a tax setback delivered by state leaders.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings aren't abandoning a suburban stadium site despite a tax setback delivered by state leaders.
Vikings vice president Lester Bagley says the team won't change course after an announcement Tuesday that lawmakers have all but ruled out allowing a local sales tax increase without a public referendum.
The sales tax was a key piece of a Ramsey County proposal to finance a stadium in Arden Hills.
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders say they lacked the votes to advance a sales tax initiative without letting voters to have a say at the ballot box. The Vikings oppose a referendum.
Minneapolis officials have three stadium sites in the mix, but Bagley says the team hasn't had formal discussions with the city since aligning with Ramsey County.