User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


30° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SW MN Vikings Fans Don't Want Team To Leave

May 8, 2012, 5:59 PM by David Brown

SW MN Vikings Fans Don't Want Team To Leave
LUVERNE, MN -

It may have been a first down, but after passing the Minnesota House on Monday night, the Vikings stadium bill still has a long way to go until it reaches the end zone.

"If (owner) Zygi (Wilf) wants a new stadium, in my opinion, Zygi should pay for it," Luverne, Minnesota, resident Thomas Feikema said.

While plenty of fans gathered at the state capitol to rally support for the team on Monday, others in the southwest corner of the state aren't really sure if it's in their best interests.

"We maybe go to a game or two here or there, but we're not going every week like people up in the Cities," Feikema said.

"I don't think they get any opinions from people around here other than our local legislators," Lismore, Minnesota, resident Mark Lenz said. "Obviously, they have a say in it."

Although there may be disagreements over how much money the Vikings should pay or even if a new stadium should be built at all, the one consensus seems to be if the Vikings leave town, Minnesota's economy will suffer.

"Fan support has been tremendous," Lenz said. "If they move to California or wherever, I think the stadium could be empty half the time."

"We all know the Metrodome, being 30 years old, is not a 'wow' facility anymore," Feikema said. "It was when it was built, but not now."

And while the bill may not be perfect in most fans' eyes, when it comes down to the final seconds, a touchdown is within sight.

"It'll get passed somehow," Feikema said. "They'll keep moving it around until it gets through because they don't want the Vikings getting shipped somewhere else."

"I really think they're going to pass it, I do," Lenz said. "The legislature knows what's at stake."

"Whatever they're going to decide, decide it and be done with it and move on," Feikema said.

If the Senate passes its bill, the differences would be worked out in a committee before going back to the House and Senate for a final vote.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

ISIS 'Kill List' Said To Include Target In Rapid City

3/24/2015 2:30 PM

CBS News confirms ISIS has a target in South Dakota.

Full Story
Family: Crow Creek BIA Superintendent Stabbed At His Office

3/25/2015 4:36 PM

An investigation is underway into the stabbing of the Crow Creek BIA Superintendent.

Full Story
Empire Mall Burger King Closes

3/22/2015 2:30 PM

The Burger King inside The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls is closing Sunday, March 22.

Full Story
Four Arrested On Drug Charges, Accused Of Making Hashish Oil

3/23/2015 1:32 PM

Four people are accused of making drugs just a block away from from the Clay County sheriff's office.

Full Story
Huron Man Dies In Rollover Crash

3/22/2015 11:42 AM

A Huron man was killed Saturday morning in a rollover crash at the intersection of 216th Street and SD Highway 45 in Hand County, near Miller.

Full Story


Events