Ramsey County and the Minnesota Vikings organization haveproposed a new stadium to be built at the site o the ormer TwinCities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) in Arden Hills. In August 2011, Governor Mark Dayton requested the Metropolitan Counciland the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (MSFC)to evaluate the stadium proposal to determine:
The potential risks, i any, o State participation in the StadiumProposal and necessary regional transportation improvements, and
Potential ways to mitigate or eliminate any resulting exposure tothe public. This report presents the results o that evaluation. It includesinormation rom several sources, including the consulting rm o Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., the Metropolitan Council, theMSFC, Ramsey County, the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Department o Transportation, the City o Arden Hills, the City o Shoreview, the City o Mounds View, the City o New Brighton, theCity o Blaine, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, U.S.General Services Administration, the U.S. Army, the Minnesota National Guard, and others.
The Stadium Proposal
The Minnesota Vikings envision the Stadium Proposal Property to bea mixed-use development initially consisting o a new stadium,parking or stadium events, and possibly team acilities. Sometime inthe uture, depending on the state o the economy, the property wouldinclude a mix o commercial (oce, retail, hotel, restaurants) andresidential space. The Stadium Proposal Property would occupy 430 acres within the2,400-acre TCAAP site (see Image 1 in the Scope o Analysis/TCAAPSite Ownership and Land Uses section o this report). Within thisproperty, the stadium, parking areas, support acilities, andcirculation roadways would be built on approximately 260 acres (theStadium Parcel). The remaining 170 acres (Development Parcel) would be reserved or uture residential and commercial development. The 430-acre Stadium Proposal Property would be acquired by Ramsey County rom the U.S. Army through the ederal GeneralServices Administration (GSA). The 260 acres o the StadiumProposal Property (the Stadium Parcel), including the stadiumacilities, would be conveyed to a Stadium Authority, to be established by the Minnesota Legislature. The Minnesota Vikings would enter
The Minnesota Vikingsenvision the StadiumProposal Property to bea mixed-use development initially consisting o a new stadium, parking or stadium events, andpossibly team acilities.Sometime in the uture,depending on the state o the economy, the property would include a mix o commercial andresidential space.