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Topic - Rafael Ortega
The owners of the Minnesota Vikings said Tuesday the team's future is in the suburbs, announcing a deal with Ramsey County to collaborate on a $1.1 billion retractable-roof football stadium about 10 miles north of their current home at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he met privately with Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf to discuss state funding of a new football stadium, and that he hoped a site would be picked soon as the list of possibilities narrowed to two.
The Minnesota Vikings may have found a partner Tuesday in their bid for a new stadium, when a county board voted to explore what it would take to lure the team out of Minneapolis and into the suburbs.
Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega, who backs the stadium proposal, said he's so certain voters would kill the proposed sales tax that if state lawmakers attach a referendum requirement he would consider yanking the county's participation altogether.
"It doesn't make sense to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a referendum that we know is going to fail," Ortega said.