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Admission surcharge part of stadium financing plan

ARDEN HILLS — Ramsey County’s latest plan to finance a new Minnesota Vikings stadium in Arden Hills includes an admission surcharge, parking fees, naming rights and stadium sales tax revenue.

The proposal is expected to raise more than $20 million a year from the user fees. Unlike previous county plans, it doesn’t rely on countywide sales, liquor or food tax increases. The latest financing proposal is expected to be submitted to Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative supporters Friday.

Supporters of a new stadium are trying to come up with a workable plan to pay for the $1 billion project in Arden Hills, a location the Vikings prefer. Funding concepts by state official and Minneapolis are still in the works.