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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby talindsay » April 10th, 2015, 3:52 pm

I'm choosing to be optimistic and guess that the "plan" in that image is what the ownership group plans to build; the items with X over them are things they want to ask the public to pay for as infrastructure.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby nfschauer » April 14th, 2015, 10:19 am

According to Gov Dayton, and Pat Kessler's tweet, the MLS team asked for a tex expemtion on materials.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby acs » April 14th, 2015, 10:26 am

That's it???

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby nfschauer » April 14th, 2015, 10:30 am

That's the only thing he stated!!

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby Anondson » April 14th, 2015, 11:00 am

Is there a recent stadium built that didn't get a local materials tax rebate?

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby Tyler » April 14th, 2015, 11:09 am

The Bakk is unmoved.
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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby Rich » April 14th, 2015, 11:13 am

If tax breaks on materials is all he wants, we should absolutely say no. There’s not a chance in hell that McGuire will abandon his MLS quest simply because he has to pay tax on construction materials. Call his bluff. He’ll shrug his shoulders and pay for the whole thing himself. Everybody wins.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby MNdible » April 14th, 2015, 12:42 pm

Tax break on materials is a completely painless thing for the state to help out with. If the stadium doesn't get built, then the state doesn't get that money.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby Rich » April 14th, 2015, 12:47 pm

Tell him no. The stadium will get built. And the state WILL get that money. Everybody wins.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby MNdible » April 14th, 2015, 12:55 pm

Tom, is that you?

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby HiawathaGuy » April 14th, 2015, 1:52 pm

MNdible wrote:Tom, is that you?
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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby Enrique612 » April 14th, 2015, 2:18 pm

http://www.startribune.com/politics/sta ... 05961.html

Looks like Dayton appears to be open about these tax breaks, but wants to hear from the legislature first so we will see...

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby nfschauer » April 14th, 2015, 2:22 pm

And we all know who the majority congress consists of.....gag

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby twincitizen » April 14th, 2015, 2:45 pm

No matter how small the request, I could see this having a tough time in the House. There you've got a majority party that is decidedly non-metro (even anti-metro, depending on the issue), so no one is going to go out of their way to give away some tax breaks so Minneapolis can get another stadium for a sport that has a extremely metro-biased fan base. The Vikings, in contrast, have a huge outstate fanbase and were able to use that to their advantage in 2012. Pile that on top of the oft mentioned "stadium fatigue", the fact that they are just now approaching the legislature with a under a month left in the session... it could very well be that the issue slips through the cracks this time around. The ownership group is running a month or two behind with this request... Is it the end of the world for MLS if they have to wait until early 2016 to secure the tax breaks??

I'm not counting it out completely. It just seems like a big stretch for the last month of the 2015 session.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby HuskyGrad » April 14th, 2015, 2:59 pm

Anthony Greder wrote:Minnesota United FC will privately finance estimated $120 million for construction of an 18,000-seat stadium and about $30 million for land.
https://twitter.com/andygreder/status/5 ... 1058292738

Not too bad.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby HiawathaGuy » April 14th, 2015, 3:11 pm

Don't underestimate the amount of leverage McGuire, Pohlad, Carlson & Taylor have with regards to the GOP and the cash flow. Many people thought TPaw would line item veto the Cowles Center (old Shubert) bonding money for Minneapolis, for the same reasons listed above. But many big ticket GOP donors insisted on it, and it happened. The same very well could be true with these tax breaks. Not to mention they are relatively common.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby Nick » April 14th, 2015, 3:31 pm

Huh, hadn't thought of that. Good point.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby mplsjaromir » April 14th, 2015, 3:35 pm

https://twitter.com/StribRoper/status/5 ... 5135800321

I have already contacted my city and county representatives.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby Didier » April 14th, 2015, 3:36 pm

Remember how mad Sid Hartman used to be that the government paid for the Schubert to move but not stadiums?

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Postby Didier » April 14th, 2015, 5:31 pm

http://www.mnunitedfc.com/news/2015/04/ ... adium-plan
BREAKING: Minnesota United Committed To Private Finance Of Stadium Plan
Minnesota United is dedicated to bringing the best fan experience to soccer supporters in the Twin Cities. Today members of Minnesota United’s ownership group met with government officials to discuss the financing plan for a soccer-specific stadium at the Farmer’s Market site in downtown Minneapolis.

In the proposal, the ownership group has committed to privately finance the construction of an outdoor stadium - with natural grass - that is accessible to all people and communities. The Minnesota United Major League Soccer franchise will be the first professional team in Minnesota to construct their stadium without a direct public subsidy. Minnesota United will put a total private investment of $250 million forward to:

· Purchase the MLS expansion franchise (at a cost of $100 million dollars).

· Acquire necessary land for the new soccer facility in a centrally located and under-developed part of Minneapolis (approximately $30 million for land acquisition).

· Build a first-class MLS soccer facility through private funding (estimated at $120 million).

Now more than ever is the time to get on board and secure your place in Minnesota United’s outdoor stadium and get your priority number for the Loons’ move to MLS. Be among the first to choose your seat in the new stadium. Secure your seat priority number for the new stadium by becoming a season ticket holder today. Season tickets start as low as $185 for the 2015 season.

Find additional details regarding the proposed stadium HERE.

Contact your legislator today and tell them why this proposal is great for Minnesota! Find your legislator HERE.


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