Fans, trains and autos: An Arden Hills Vikings Stadium and Fridley
The site is about two miles east, near I-694 and Hwy. 10.
How might a new Minnesota Vikings stadium near Highway 10 and I-694 impact Fridley?
Minnesota lawmakers seem stymied on a state budget deal but some are still working on the Ramsey County stadium plan, Minnesota Public Radio reported Wednesday, and hope to spur action on the issue during a special legislative session.
Meanwhile, a couple blog commentators have taken shots at analyzing the Ramsey County plan for a retractable-roof stadium that would cost more than $1 billion to build two miles west of Fridley on the site of the former Twin Cities Ordnance Plant in Arden Hills.
One speculates on the road improvements that would be required—and that have proved a critical part of the stadium plan's funding challenge (see MnDOT PDF). Two of the main access routes pass through or near Fridley: Highway 10 and I-694.
Another envisions a Fridley-to-Arden Hills train link that would help funnel fans from around the region to the new sports center via mass transit rather than roads.