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Vikings Stadium Update: Legislators Still Stalemated

The Minnesota Vikings are running out of time to get their new stadium approved by the Minnesota legislature. A special weekend session was called on Saturday to discuss several issues facing the legislature, but according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the bill that would approve the new stadium had very little movement:

The nearly $1 billion Vikings stadium plan barely survived its last committee stop Friday night, and Senate Majority Leader David Senjem said he would not bring it to a floor vote without a global agreement on the other issues, potentially dooming the stadium this year.

"We want to get that tax package nailed down before we go ahead with that," the Rochester Republican said. "We've gotten further apart as we've gone through the week. We thought we were close to something, but as we kept talking, they unfolded a bit."

The lack of movement continues to grow the possibility that 2012 may be the final season for the Vikings in Minnesota. Already a 10,000 page Environmental Impact Report has been given to the Los Angeles City Hall that is one of the final steps towards a downtown Los Angeles football stadium being built. The Vikings would be a prime target if L.A. settles its stadium issues.

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