Property Owner Sues Over Land Near New Vikings Stadium

Updated: 08/21/2013 8:37 PM By: Leslie Dyste

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A property owner in Minneapolis is suing the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority over some land near the new Vikings stadium site.

Minneapolis Venture LLC owns the parking lot on Park Avenue between 4th and 5th Street. Under the proposed stadium plan a plaza would be built over their parking lot.

The plaza would cover the area between Chicago, 3rd Street, 5th Avenue and 5th Street.

Minneapolis Venture wants a judge to clarify whether or not the Authority can take the land by eminent domain, or must purchase the property.