The proposed public subsidy plan for a new Vikings stadium was defeated by a House panel Monday night, according to the Star Tribune.
The bill had cleared two previous House committees fairly easily earlier this month, according to the Pioneer Press.
The Legislature planning will shut down in two weeks, leaving the $1 billion plan in extraordinary need for support, the Star Tribune reported.
The bill was voted down 9-6 in a vote that was bipartisan in its opposition, the Pioneer Press reported.
For the stadium plan to receive any hope at all, it will likely need to be resurrected by a Senate panel that considered the bill last month, according to the Star Tribune.
Vikings vice president Lester Bagley was very disappointed in the decision, and said that it is a mistake to think the Vikings and the NFL will continue to operate under the status quo, the Pioneer Press reported.
There were also a couple of amendments to the bill that were possible major setbacks for the stadium legislation, the Star Tribune reported.
One amendment removed the language of the bill that exempted the stadium project from a Minneapolis charter requirement that mandates a public vote for stadium expenditures of more than $10 million, the Pioneer Press reported.