The lesser known stadium proposals

If you follow the efforts to locate a new Vikings stadium, you're familiar with the proposals from Ramsey County and Minneapolis. But do you know about the plan by The Journal of American Rocket Science? How about the Apple iDome plan?
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Sure, Minneapolis calls attention to the Metrodome site or maybe the lot near the Basilica of St. Mary.

And, Ramsey County has acres of Superfund land just calling out for tailgaters.

But, as the Star Tribune points out, there are no fewer than nine stadium proposals submitted by Thursday's deadline.

Bob Roscoe from the Journal of American Rocket Science blog revives his 'truck-topper' retractable roof design (above).

If that's not high-tech enough for you, there's always the Apple iDome plan (below), promising all the latest design-heavy technology from Cupertino, California.

Mark Dayton's press person documents the plans for all to see.

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