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Vikings Stadium Update: Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Still Looking At Sites Other Than Arden Hills

From the very beginning, the Minnesota Vikings and owner Zygi Wilf have been adamant about a new stadium at the Arden Hills site. Over the past few months, state reps have been adamant that Wilf keep his options open for three potential sites - and it looks like that's still the case. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is reportedly set to meet with Vikings officials "soon" to narrow down a potential list of stadium sites to three.

This is showing that there's been little actual, factual progress, but it's probably a good sign that the sides continue to meet. The general opinion has been that Minneapolis and the state really need to have a more open mind and let the Vikings get the spot that they want, but if this meeting gets the Vikings to a more city-friendly location, then it could be just as beneficial to get things done and get a new football stadium built.

Right now, the city of Minneapolis is adamant that other sites be considered, as Rybak has stated that they're the only group offering public dollars, so their terms need to be considered as well. It's an apt point - the Vikings are still scrambling to figure out anything remotely approaching a viable financing plan.

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