It's been a long road, but Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to sign the Vikings Stadium bill into law at a ceremony at noon on Monday.
|This artist's rendering provided by the Vikings shows an interior view of the proposed stadium for the team. (Minnesota Vikings)|
Dayton has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for the new $975 million project, which won final legislative approval Thursday after years of failed attempts.
The legislation commits the state to raising $348 million by allowing electronic pull-tabs and bingo in bars and restaurants. There are also backup funding measures, such as a lottery game and luxury-suite taxes.
Owner Mark Wilf says the Vikings are hoping to only play the 2015 season at the collegiate stadium, but "it very well may be two" seasons.
Dayton plans to sign the bill at a noon ceremony at the Capitol. Minnesota Vikings owners, bill authors and leaders from the labor and business community will be on hand.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.