In preparation for today’s legislative hearing on sites for a possible Vikings stadium, the advocacy group SaveTheVikes.org urged stadium supporters to show up at the Capitol and to urge their legislators to push for public subisidies for the stadium.
Says a posting on the group’s website:
As with any public hearing we do expect to hear from opposition on a Vikings stadium and given the time slot, the advantage goes to opponents. We typically see those who are unemployed or on a fixed income advocating against a new stadium because the government isn’t giving them enough. All while the majority of the Vikings 2.5 million fans are working.
Another legislative hearing on the stadium, to consider public financing options, is scheduled for Dec. 6.