A lawsuit that sought to block the public funding of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings has been thrown out by the Minnesota Supreme court. The ruling, first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, clears the way for a bond sale that will fund the public portion of the new stadium.
The lawsuit was brought about by three Minneapolis residents. In response to the ruling, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement.
“I want to thank the Minnesota Supreme Court for its decision to dismiss this lawsuit, and for resolving this matter so expeditiously.
“Although I felt it had no merit, I was extremely concerned that this lawsuit would delay the financing of the stadium, and the progress of the $400 million development adjacent to it,” said Dayton, referring to a proposed mixed-use development adjacent to the stadium. “Today’s decision clears the way for thousands of Minnesotans to get to work on these two important projects.”
The new stadium is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2016 season.