On NBC's Football Night in America, sports writer Peter King reported the Vikings and Minnesota officials are close to a new stadium deal. According to NBC Sports, it's not a matter of "if," but "when." The Vikings have called Minnesota home since their NFL debut in 1961, but the Metrodome lease expires after the 2011 season. The report did not state whether the new stadium would be in Arden Hills or Minneapolis.
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Report: Vikings stadium bill reached
A.J. Mansour of KFAN reports the Vikings, the State of Minnesota and the City of Minneapolis are reportedly close to a deal on a Vikings stadium bill. An agreement is expected to be announced during a press conference at 9:00 a.m. The new stadium site would be located near the Metrodome. The Vikings would be able to play the next two to three seasons at the Dome.
Vikings to meet with Minneapolis officials regarding stadium
With the Metrodome lease expiring at the end of the season, the Vikings have agreed to meet with Minneapolis officials to discuss building a stadium in the city. The Vikings, although willing to talk, remain dedicated to building in Ramsey County.
Land deals quietly being made for Vikings stadium
Private talks between Minneapolis and private property owners are under way in an effort to acquire several key pieces of land for the new $975 million Vikings stadium, even before the leaders who will oversee its construction have been named. Such deals must be made swiftly so that construction can be completed in time for the stadium's 2016 debut.
Fourth and inches for Vikings stadium
Monday could turn out to be one of the most important days in the history of the Minnesota Vikings. The stadium bill will be voted on in the House. If the vote passes the team will be one step closer to a new stadium. Lester Bagley, the Vikings' chief stadium lobbyist believes a 'yes' vote "is within striking distance."
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Minneapolis willing to contribute $300-million towards Vikings' stadium
As the Vikings continue to push for a new stadium in Arden Hills, the city of Minneapolis offered up new plans Tuesday. Mayor RT Rybak says Minneapolis can contribute $300-million towards a new stadium. Rybak also says the city can offer "all of the revenue options that are necessary for the Vikings"
Ramsey County backed into corner in fight for Vikings stadium
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