Minnesota Vikings fan David Gunderson, in face paint, on Thursday em-braces fellow fan Larry Spooner in the hallway of the Capitol in St. Paul after the Vikings stadium bill passed in the Senate. Lawmakers approved a nearly $1 billion plan to construct the stadium in downtown Minneapolis. AP photo/Renee Jones Schneider
Lawmakers agree on funding plan, clearing way for Vikings to construct stadium
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Vikings and their fans have something to cheer about.
And they did cheer and sang "Skol, Vikings," the team's fight song, during a Thursday evening news conference celebrating legislative passage earlier in the day of a plan to build a new stadium for the Vikings and other events. It is to be open in 2016.
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