A legislator expected to sponsor a Vikings stadium bill says it may be ready for introduction next week.
Rep. Morrie Lanning, a Republican from Moorhead, told the Star Tribune that there is “a possibility” the legislation could be introduced next week.
Then he said: “We don’t expect to have a lot of fanfare. We’re not planning a lot of fanfare.”
No fanfare? Lanning is in his fifth term and knows any stadium bill is going to be greeted with a huge amount of fanfare by the media and Vikings fans and stadium opponents.
And there’s still no word from Lanning or others on how much public subsidy will be built into the plan, the paper said:
“We continue to work on that, and you’re just going to have to wait until we finish the bill to find out what those ideas are,” said Lanning. He added however that, whatever the proposed funding plan is, “this body [the Minnesota House] or the other body [the state Senate] will have maybe some other ideas.”
No fanfare, though.