Monday introduction for Vikes stadium bill

We noted last week the imminent introduction of legislation for a proposed new stadium in Minnesota. That announcement has been set for Monday morning at 10 a.m. ET at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Although the Vikings prefer to build on the current site of the Metrodome, the bill is expected to be "site-neutral" and request one or more local governments to volunteer as a financing partner.

I don't think anyone has a good feel yet for whether this bill has a chance of passing before the legislature adjourns May 17. But in what is normally a pretty quiet time of year, this will be one of the bigger stories we follow here on the NFC North blog. The Vikings' lease will expire after the 2011 season. As always, stay tuned.