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HOUSE SPEAKER KURT ZELLERS said on Thursday that he plans to bring up a Vikings stadium bill and bonding bill on Monday. They are the last two major issues for the 2012 Legislature to consider. With him is House Majority Leader Matt Dean. (Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau)

Legislators to debate Viking stadium proposal Monday

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It will be a Monday night football game like none other.

The Minnesota Legislature plans to finally debate a Vikings stadium plan Monday, a debate many predict to last 12 hours in each chamber.

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The $975 million facility is the single largest construction project state lawmakers ever have considered.

"The Vikings and the governor believe the votes are there," House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, said Thursday in announcing the plan for a Monday vote.

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