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Poll by pro-stadium group finds overwhelming support for the project

A group backing the Vikings' efforts for a new stadium says 61 percent of Minnesotans support the idea. The poll was conducted by Home Field Advantage, a consortium of business groups that stand to benefit if the project goes forward in Minneapolis.
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A group backing the Vikings' efforts for a new stadium says 61 percent of Minnesotans support the idea. The poll was conducted by Home Field Advantage, a consortium of business groups that stand to benefit if the project goes forward in Minneapolis.

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