Minneapolis negotiators are prepared to bypass the city charter requirement to build new stadium.
One of the larger roadblocks Viking stadium planners must face is the city charter provision that requires approval from voters if the city is to pay $10 million or more for a sports facility, since 1997.
Ted Mondale, top stadium negotiator, seeks to nullify the charter provision by depositing the city sales tax revenues into an independent stadium authority that would be able to spend the money, in which case, the city charter would not have power. He was also quoted by The Star Tribune saying, "It really isn't the city spending that money. In order to do this in Minneapolis, we need that"
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