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Vikings Stadium Could Borrow Some Features From Colts

Those who are curious about the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium design need look no further than the Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium. The Vikings head to Indianapolis on Sunday, so fans will get a good look at what may be coming.

The Vikings plan to borrow heavily from the Indianapolis stadium, reports Charley Walters. Particularly, they like the idea of a retractable side window that overlooks the skyline, and eight-person luxury suites above the end-zones.

The Vikings are exploring the possibility of a retractable roof, which Lucas Oil Stadium also has.

But money could be a factor. The Vikings' budget is around $975 million for the stadium, and Walters estimates that, in today's economy, a stadium like Lucas Oil could cost around $1 billion.

Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl in 2012, and the NCAA men's basketball Final Four in 2010.

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