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Vikings Stadium Update: TCF Bank Could Be Used Temporarily

The Minnesota Vikings are very close to having a new stadium built for them considering both the Senate and House have approved the latest bill, leaving Governor Mark Dayton's signature as a requirement to get things moving. Once that happens, however, it's expected to take some time to build -- past the Metrodome lease, at least.

The Vikings apparently have a plan in place for the interim, however, as the Minnesota Golden Gophers have agreed to allow the team to use TCF Bank Stadium if necessary. Gophers athletic director Joel Maturi talked to the Pioneer Press about the agreement.

The University of Minnesota is expected to allow the Vikings to use TCF Bank Stadium for one season if necessary while a new $975 million Vikings stadium is constructed on the Metrodome site

"My understanding is that it's for a year, but I don't know if that's been finalized," Gophers athletics director Joel Maturi said.

Not necessarily homefield, but that might give the Vikings an advantage in the cold-weather months until the new stadium is constructed.

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