New Park Near Vikings Stadium in Jeopardy

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Plans for "The Yard," an open public park that would sit adjacent to the Vikings' new $1 billion dollar stadium, are in peril.

On Wednesday night, the cash-strapped Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board members voted 6-2 in favor of removing themselves from the project, stating that the park would cost them between $2 million to $3 million per year to maintain. “Call it whatever you want, but it ain’t a park,” said Anita Tabb, one of the nine commissioners on the board. “And it certainly ain’t public.”

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