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Vikings Stadium Update: Team Owners, Governor Meeting Wednesday

Governor Mark Dayton has effectively told the Minnesota Vikings that, if they want a new stadium, it will need to be at the Metrodome site. There's a chance that this may not be the case after Wednesday though, as the Vikings owners, Zygi and Mark Wilf are presently in a meeting with the governor, along with other state lawmakers and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. According to CBS Sports, Dayton called the private meeting and a spokeman says it "could go on all day."

It's unclear if this meeting is to hammer out things like public funding for a site at the Metrodome, which again, is the least-preferred of the stadium sites for the Vikings, or if the Vikings are trying to get Dayton to budge on his selection of the Metrodome. If it's the former, then that likely means the Vikings can get a deal done sooner rather than later (as in there's still hope in something being done this year), but it also means a site the Vikings do not prefer.

If it's to potentially try and negotiate a different site, it means the Vikings aren't giving up yet, which could mean a number of things, the least of which not being the fact that it could delay things for another year. We'll see how this meeting turns out.

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