Minnesota governor signs bill to build new Vikings stadium – USATODAY.com Is this not wrong in a way. Almost 1 Billion for the New Vikings stadium from the State. Not the first state to do this. ST. PAUL (AP) – The Vikings stadium deal that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Monday involves plenty of public participation, but it also prevents the public from getting a look at the team's finances during their partnership to build the $975 million stadium. HUH? Minnesota budget deficit one of the worst | Capitol Chatter Minnesota budget deficit one of the worst. Huh? 5 Billion deficit, yet they are putting almost 1 Billion into a new stadium for the NFL. What say ye?