One of the big sticking points in the proposed Arden Hills stadium bill to this point is how much the roads around the current Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site will need to be upgraded, and the cost of doing those upgrades. The state has said that any contribution that they will be making to the stadium cause will have to take those road repairs into account, and that the state's contribution will not be any more than $300 million.
Well, ESPN NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert has given us some good news on that front, via "The Twitter."
#Vikings VP Bagley told KFAN that state will "significantly" lower $ estimate for road upgrades near proposed Arden Hills stadium.
Well, a smaller contribution towards road repairs is a positive thing,unless I'm reading it incorrectly. A study had been done previously saying that the cost of the road repairs alone could reach $240 million or so, a number that Ramsey County insists is far, far greater than the repairs will actually cost. It appears as though Ramsey County is right, in this case, which is a good thing for the stadium bill and the Minnesota Vikings.