Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The Minnesota House continued debating the specifics of a bill they will eventually vote to pass to the Senate for approval late Monday night, but only after considering a slew of amendments designed to stick the Vikings with a larger bill to construct a new downtown stadium. The marathon debate included passage of an amendment, by a vote of 97-31, to increase the price the Vikings would pay -- and the state would save -- by $105 million. Pat Garofalo, a republican, introduced the amendment according to Minnesota Public Radio. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and several Vikings players, including quarterback Christian Ponder, participated in a rally outside the chamber hoping to push forward the proposal for a nearly $1 billion stadium project at the site of the Metrodome. But House members were volleying proposals and made dramatic changes to the structure of the bill, which proposed payments of $150 million from the city of Minneapolis and $400 million from the state of Minnesot...
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