LIVE › 3-4 p.m. SportsTalk
NEXT › 3:05 p.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with John Heidt
3:30 p.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with John Heidt
4 p.m. ESPN SportsCenter
4:05 p.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with John Heidt
4:05 p.m. The Ride with Reusse
4:15 p.m. 1500 ESPN Rewards Listen & Win Code - Grab 100 points for 1500 ESPN Rewards
Updated: May 5th, 2012 10:31pm
Jared Allen joins Gov. Mark Dayton, others to rally stadium support

Jared Allen joins Gov. Mark Dayton, others to rally stadium support

by The Associated Press
SportsWire Daily

Get the 1500 ESPN SportsWire delivered to your inbox daily, and keep up with all the news in Twin Cities Sports

Signup!

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen are among those rallying residents ahead of a Minnesota House vote on a new stadium agreement.

Hundreds showed up at a Mall of America rally Saturday. Dayton told them he wants the team to always be the Minnesota Vikings, never the Los Angeles Vikings or Tucson Vikings.

State Sen. Julie Rosen says fans should call their legislators and tell them to support the agreement Monday. Allen directed fans to the Vikings website for instructions on contacting lawmakers.

The nearly $1 billion plan includes $427 million from the team, $150 million from Minneapolis and $398 million from the state. Critics call the deal bad for taxpayers.

© The Associated Press
In this story: Jared Allen
4696