The Ramsey County/Arden Hills site is the Vikings-preferred location for a new stadium. The team and Ramsey County already have an agreement in place, but the public funding mechanisms haven't been finalized. The state hasn't approved any funding for a new stadium, although two hearings in the last month have begun to narrow the focus to gambling funds, and Ramsey County is seeking the ability impose a 3 percent county-wide tax on drinks and restaurants to help pay its $350 million share of the proposed $1.1 billion stadium in Arden Hills.
The images released Tuesday represent both summer and winter scenes for the potential development as a result of remediating the former Twin Cities Army Ammunitions Plant (TCAAP) site.
Vikings/Ramsey County summer image
The team is promoting a "main street" concept adjacent to the football stadium that would be a combination of retail, residential, commercial office and park space surrounding a community pond.
Vikings/Ramsey County winter image
The Ramsey County Board voted Tuesday to find out which architects would be interested in developing plans for a new stadium.
Meanwhile, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he will wait to see what kind of support a new Minnesota GOP leader has for a potential new stadium. No site or funding has been approved by the legislature and at least two Minneapolis sites – the Farmer's Market and Metrodome locations – remain in the mix.
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