Minnesota Vikings Stadium: St. Paul Has A Problem With Minneapolis Plan

Because of course they do, that's why.

See, the current proposal for a Minneapolis stadium includes $150 million in renovations for the Target Center. (Why the Minnesota Vikings should be forced to help renovate the arena for the Minnesota Timberwolves is something that confuses me a bit, but I'm sure that's another discussion for another time.) The person that seems to have a problem with this is St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, who points out that giving the Target Center those renovations would be disadvantageous to the XCel Energy Center, the home of the Minnesota Wild, which sits in St. Paul.

The Target Center and the XCel Energy Center have been competing for concerts and other events ever since "The X" went up in 2000.

I'm not the most politically savvy guy or anything, but it seems strange to me that Coleman would want money for a project in Minneapolis. . .and, therefore, in Hennepin County. . .to benefit the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul (in Ramsey County). If Coleman wanted something that could potentially help St. Paul, he could have done something to back the Arden Hills proposal. . .you know, if he hadn't already come out against it because the taxes involved would "adversely affect" St. Paul.

Man, am I sick of this crap. Everybody needs to pull their heads out and get something figured out for a stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. The team has been put on the back burner for over a decade, and now that it's finally time to get around to them, nobody knows what in the hell to do. What the hell does the state of Minnesota and the residents of the various cities involved elect these people for?

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