Pawlenty weighs in on stadium talk: 'Who is going to pay for it?'

Gov. Tim Pawlenty tempered expectations around a new football stadium a day after a public commission released a fresh design and cost figures. Full Story
B-RAD

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Dec 19, 2009
NO MATTER WHAT THE TAX INCREASE I WOULD RATHER SPEND MONEY ON THIS THEN SOME OF THE PROJECTS MINNESOTA HAS GOING WE NEED OUR SPORTS
Stadium Funding

Colorado Springs, CO

#23 Dec 19, 2009
These NFL Franchise Owners are shameless. Even in bad economic times they want the public to foot the bill for an enterprise that will reap them enormous profits. This sort of thing should be handled through private financiers with the public assisting with land, utilities and tax breaks. At the very most, a bond issue for a stadium district should be placed on the ballot so residents can decide if and for how much they want to invest in the NFL Welfare fund.
Paul from LA

United States

#24 Dec 19, 2009
"Bobby"...hey Im from LA and I have been paying very close attention to the return of the NFL in LA...Ed Roski who is building the stadium that you referenced is being PRIVATelY FINANCED, please don't post misleading information..yes CA is in billions of $$ os debt but no taxpayer money is being used...we are sorry that the NFL would add an expansion team and has told Roski to relocate one, in LA it 's going to hurt getting football back knowing we took it from some other city, cause it happend to us twice in 1994...don't blame LA...blame the NFL and the greedy owners...

www.losangelesfootballstadium.com
Paul from LA

United States

#25 Dec 19, 2009
Sorry the NFL won't expand..and sorry for the mistakes in grammar...tough typing on an iPhone
Gimme a break

Saint Paul, MN

#26 Dec 19, 2009
Murph wrote:
Timmy,and I thought the state of Mn was doing so well under your dictatorship! Maybe, if you ever get a chance to lead again.As unlikely as that is after you unallotted food aid to the blind,handicapped and elderly.You will consider grandstanding as a risky investment and do what is right for a change!
When you start paying taxes in MN, I may entertain your opinion. Until then, shut it and go back to eating your cheese!
Not Even Close

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Dec 19, 2009
Paul from LA wrote:
"Bobby"...hey Im from LA and I have been paying very close attention to the return of the NFL in LA...Ed Roski who is building the stadium that you referenced is being PRIVATelY FINANCED, please don't post misleading information..yes CA is in billions of $$ os debt but no taxpayer money is being used...we are sorry that the NFL would add an expansion team and has told Roski to relocate one, in LA it 's going to hurt getting football back knowing we took it from some other city, cause it happend to us twice in 1994...don't blame LA...blame the NFL and the greedy owners...
www.losangelesfootballstadium.com
No public money??? Are you that ignorant? What about the millions in tax breaks, shelters and contracts Roski's businesses have recieved??? Get a clue!
Rhino

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Dec 19, 2009
Our stadium commission spent $2.5 million on site specific stadium drawings and construction cost estimates for a new Viking stadium and now the Vikings say they're looking at other sites. Seriously, I'm not making this stuff up.
alanpaige

Ridgewood, NY

#29 Dec 19, 2009
Vikings will move to LA, switch divisions with St Louis.
NorCalVike

United States

#30 Dec 19, 2009
i wonder if anybody has thought of selling very small shares in the team ownership (sorta like how the packers are owned) and using the money from that to pay for it.

Since: Sep 08

Lakeville, MN

#31 Dec 19, 2009
RACINO!!!!!
jeb

Albany, CA

#32 Dec 19, 2009
pawlenty is a criminal and should be behind bars.
Lester Gvkchack

Largo, FL

#33 Dec 19, 2009
Tim Pawlenty should consult with Rush Limbaugh to make a proper decision on the stadium issue.

http://usera.imagecave.com/rdmyers/oxyrush.jp...
Sherm

AOL

#34 Dec 19, 2009
Tim only cares about Tim.......... He does not for anyting,
or anybdy in Minnesota. He only wants the free publicity.
He thinks there is a higher perch for his narrow head.

Since: Apr 09

Hastings, MN

#35 Dec 19, 2009
Pawlenty, you are a true genius.

"Who's goin to pay for it?".....
Did you come up with that question all on your own? You pinhead.

And if you wouldn't have voted against the Racinos, then we WOULD have a way to pay for it! A -S -S-MUNCH!!

Get this Chickenhawk out of office.
Clancy

AOL

#36 Dec 19, 2009
People love to gamble. How much is spent anually at the casinos in Minnesota?
I would suggest, enought o build a stadium. Start a state lottery, with the proceeds going toward the new stadium. Think the economy is bad now? Lose the Vikings for want of a stadium and see how bad it really will get. It isn't as though the stadium would be used only for football. There are many uses for a stadium, and all of them bring in revenue and jobs. Look at it as along term investment. Taxation is a dirty word to many. Gambling is exciting to many.
I don't know if a state lottery would work or not, but it wouldn't hurt.
wtf

United States

#37 Dec 19, 2009
Why couldn't he just stay in New Hampshire. Since he's been on his little "get to know me" trip, T-Paw has become out of touch with his "home" state.
wtf

United States

#38 Dec 19, 2009
Clancy wrote:
People love to gamble. How much is spent anually at the casinos in Minnesota?
I would suggest, enought o build a stadium. Start a state lottery, with the proceeds going toward the new stadium. Think the economy is bad now? Lose the Vikings for want of a stadium and see how bad it really will get. It isn't as though the stadium would be used only for football. There are many uses for a stadium, and all of them bring in revenue and jobs. Look at it as along term investment. Taxation is a dirty word to many. Gambling is exciting to many.
I don't know if a state lottery would work or not, but it wouldn't hurt.
T-Paw has already stated that he's against any new forms of gambling.

Next?
wtf

United States

#39 Dec 19, 2009
Rhino wrote:
Our stadium commission spent $2.5 million on site specific stadium drawings and construction cost estimates for a new Viking stadium and now the Vikings say they're looking at other sites. Seriously, I'm not making this stuff up.
Wilf hasn't ruled out remaining in Minnesota, but he is checking out his options. Both sides (Minnesota officials & Wilf) are not in the mood for compromise.
Pawlenty is Garbage

Saint Paul, MN

#40 Dec 19, 2009
So he has no problem increasing taxes for a New Gopher Stadium whose team is garbage and a new stadium for the Twins when they couldve added the Vikings to the mix back then and taken care of everything at once. He doesnt care about Minnesota anymore anyways he is too busy with his image so he can run for president in 2012 which he will not get nominated for.
How about

Saint Paul, MN

#41 Dec 19, 2009
Vike Mike wrote:
Pawlenty, you are a true genius.
"Who's goin to pay for it?".....
Did you come up with that question all on your own? You pinhead.
And if you wouldn't have voted against the Racinos, then we WOULD have a way to pay for it! A -S -S-MUNCH!!
Get this Chickenhawk out of office.
YOU F'in FANS PAY!!!!!!!!!!
Dikhed!!!!!!!!!!

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