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.
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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.

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