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Vikings: Lawmakers Could Sink Stadium Deal

Vikings fans at the Mall of America rally Sunday for a new stadium. (@ktinuch via twitpic)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota Vikings executive says state lawmakers could sink a stadium deal by making it too hard on the club.

Team vice president Lester Bagley made the comments in an interview on 1500 ESPN Tuesday as the Senate prepared to vote on a stadium financing proposal.

A day earlier, House members approved a stadium deal but added $105 million to the team’s share.

Bagley says stadium opponents will do all they can to derail the deal.

He points to a Twins ballpark bill that cleared the Legislature in 2002, only to fall apart. It took the team another four years to win legislative support for a workable bill.

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