Support Minnesota United’s proposed soccer-specific stadium in Downtown Minneapolis.

by Joe Leyba on April 26, 2015

stadium-siteShow your support for Minnesota United’s proposed plan for a soccer-specific stadium at the West Loop Minneapolis Farmers Market site. This is an opportunity for Minnesota to have a group of locally-based owners put forward a $250 million private investment into the community and build a world class facility that will act as a destination and anchor point for developing and enhancing Minneapolis. A MLS soccer-specific field is a unique experience and is unlike any currently available in the northern Midwest.

You’ve supported us over the years—now we need you more than ever.
How you can help:  Sign the petition.

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Jay Simonsen May 5, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Less Saturday games before sunset please!

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David November 1, 2015 at 6:13 am

The stadium must not use taxed money. why? Here’s a few reasons::
innesota Vikings
When the Vikings new $1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium is complete, it will be the third most expensive NFL stadium ever built, and the second most expensive stadium for taxpayers. Only the Colts stadium burned through more tax dollars.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf pressured taxpayers into shelling out $512 million thanks to the timeless tactic of blackmail. Wilf demanded that the state government pay hundreds of millions of dollars towards a new downtown Minneapolis stadium or he would move the team to Los Angeles.
Faced with the prospects of losing a team that has been part of the Minnesota community for 55 years, state lawmakers got to work passing an extreme new cigarette tax and other funding sources to underwrite the half-billion dollar payoff to Wilf in exchange for keeping the team in the Twin Cities.
The state is in no position to give Wilf a $512 million bribe. Minnesota has the sixth-highest tax burden in America and the state is facing a $2.2 billion deficit

http://econjwatch.org/articles/do-economists-reach-a-conclusion-on-subsidies-for-sports-franchises-stadiums-and-mega-events

http://protectingtaxpayers.org/assets/files/NFL-Subsidies-report-Sept2015.pdf

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffreydorfman/2015/01/31/publicly-financed-sports-stadiums-are-a-game-that-taxpayers-lose/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcwJt4bcnXs

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