Minneapolis Park Board does not plan to oversee 'the Yard' - KMSP-TV

Minneapolis Park Board does not plan to oversee 'the Yard'

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 The Minneapolis Park Board says it does not plan to have anything to do with "the Yard," a pending green space near the new Vikings stadium.

The Vikings and Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority entered into an agreement signed in February that limits public access to the space, the Authority given control of the 2-block park for up to 80 days a year. In turn, the Park Board plans to announce next week that it won't be able to oversee the park due to the MSFA's control, plus the park's projected high maintenance cost -- an estimated $3 million a year.

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