The Minnesota Vikings football organization was first established and joined the NFL in 1961, and the organization has been in Minnesota for over 51 years. For the past two years, the Minnesota Vikings have asked the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota to build a new stadium for the franchise, after the roof of the Metrodome collapsed, during a violent and heavy December snow storm in 2010. After the incident, it was evident by the ownership of the Vikings that a new stadium had to be top priority. For over two years now, negotiations have been on and off, and rumors started to form that Owner Zygi Wilf was considering relocating the team to Los Angeles if his demands were not met. In March of 2012, a plan was constructed by the city council members of the city of Minneapolis to build a state of the art $975 million stadium for the Vikings. On May 10th, 2012 the plan for the new stadium was passed in the state senate with a 36-30 vote. Finally, on May 14th, 2012 Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota signed the voted bill into effect, giving the go ahead for the construction of the Minnesota Vikings new stadium.
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