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Vikings Plan For February Stadium Pitch

MINNAPOLIS — The coming State Legislative session could be the last chance for lawmakers to strike a deal for a new Vikings stadium.

Lester Bagley is the Vikings Vice President of Stadium Development. He was on WJON this (Thursday) morning and says the team is not willing to sign a lease agreement to stay at the Metrodome without a new stadium deal.

He says there are a number of ways to come-up with the money to help pay for a publicly owned stadium, including taxing NFL merchandise.

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Bagley says other options include: a scratch off lottery game, a casino or racino, and an additional tax on the hospitality industry. They’re also still working on finding a local partner to help foot the bill.

Look for the Vikings to bring a proposal to State Lawmakers sometime in February.

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