The following item was presented at OpenTime at the August 6, 2014 Park Board meeting:
UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS FOR THE YARD
When the news of The Yard was first released, the public was led to believe that they were getting a leafy green park for public enjoyment.
But what the public and the MPRB did not know at the time was how controlled the park would be by the Vikings and the Sports Authority.
Now that it is known that the Vikings and Sports Authority would have significant control of The Yard, the MPRB can not accept the land for a public park and is justified in deciding to terminate further discussions regarding The Yard.
Co-founder of Park Watch