Lawmakers to reveal plan Monday to pay for a new Vikings stadium

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A bipartisan group of at least four Minnesota lawmakers are scheduled to present their plan to pay for a new stadium for the Vikings.

The group led by Senate Taxes Chairman Tom Bakk put out a news release Sunday afternoon, saying they would have a press conference at 9 a.m. CT Monday at the state Capitol.

A Senate spokesman says no details will be released until then.

Vikings officials have said they are hoping for some action on the issue this year, noting the Metrodome lease runs out after 2011.

Bakk has told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he believed a bill would have to be introduced this week for a chance at passage in the final two weeks of the session.

Last week, Bakk told the newspaper there was no agreement on how to fund the $800 million project, despite months of negotiations.

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