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Tommy Kramer told Roger Goodell Vikings need a retractable-roof stadium

Former Vikings QB Tommy Kramer is weighing in on the stadium issue. He says he talked to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in 2010 and said, "Hey, if you don't get a stadium up here with a retractable roof, there's something wrong with you." He says Goodell agreed.
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Former Vikings QB Tommy Kramer is weighing in on the stadium issue. He says he talked to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in 2010 and said, "Hey, if you don't get a stadium up here with a retractable roof, there's something wrong with you." He says Goodell agreed.

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