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Expert: Vikings' value could soar to $1 billion

A new Minnesota Vikings stadium should elevate the team's value to close to $1 billion and into the NFL's upper class when it opens in 2016 while positioning the Twin Cities to host a Super Bowl by the end of the decade, a prominent sports economist says.
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A new Minnesota Vikings stadium should elevate the team's value to close to $1 billion and into the NFL's upper class when it opens in 2016 while positioning the Twin Cities to host a Super Bowl by the end of the decade, a prominent sports economist says.

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