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Vikings Stadium: Retractable Roof In The Works, Says Lester Bagley

The Minnesota Vikings now know that they will indeed have a new stadium. This means it is time for the details to be ironed out.

One rather large detail is whether or not the stadium will have a retractable roof. On Wednesday, Vikings vice president Lester Bagley told Bob Sansevere of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the team does want a partially retractable roof in its new home.

We need to make sure this facility works for our fans and our organization. We have to make sure we get everything with a $975 million budget. It's a fixed-roof facility, but if we can cut costs, manage costs, our goal is to have a retractable feature (such as a portion of the roof that can be opened to view downtown). Some retractable feature, we think, is important. That's the one thing we're working on.

Bagley also told Sansevere that the Vikings will look to build a new training facility or improve their existing one "in due time."

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