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Vikings Stadium Update: Dayton Says Stadium Proposals Must Be Submitted By January 12

With three different sites in Minneapolis being explored, as well as the long-established site in Arden Hills, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has set a deadline for both cities to have their stadium proposals submitted for the Minnesota legislature to go over prior to the legislative session kicking off.

Dayton said on Thursday that proposals would need to be submitted to him by January 12, which is just one week away. He said that the proposals would have to include "as much detailed information as possible about your proposed means to finance the local share of the project," as well as "reasons you feel your site to be superior."

That means that Minneapolis would have to narrow their proposal down to one site from the three that they are currently looking into. Those sites are the site that the Metrodome currently sits on, the Farmers' Market district, and a site near the Basilica of St. Mary. Ramsey County will continue pushing the site at the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, which the Vikings have long stated is their preferred location, mainly due to the potential for other development in the area.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.