Minnesota state senate barely passed a bill Friday that would help to build a new stadium for the Vikings football team.
According to USA Today, the Senate's Local Government and Elections Committee passed the bill on an 8-6 vote after a four-hour hearing. The $975 million stadium bill was given new life after a companion bill's failure created a wave of panic through supporters and Vikings fans.
The lease for the Vikings to play in the Metrodome has expired and their are fears that the team will be snatched away by another state or city that wants a professional football team.
"Should the Vikings leave Minnesota, there's a very good chance that Minnesota isn't going to see another NFL team. " wrote SB Nation's Christopher Gates. "The decision to get a Minnesota Vikings' stadium bill pushed through by the end of this session should be a no-brainer," he said.