Talks Continue But No Deal Yet On Vikings Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say talks continue on a new Minnesota Vikings stadium proposal.

Representatives of Gov. Mark Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Vikings said Friday that no agreement has been reached on a deal for a new stadium in Minneapolis.

Dayton spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci says in an email that “everyone continues to work hard on this.”

Rybak spokesman John Stiles says the city, the state and the team will be negotiating through the weekend.

The Vikings have sought a replacement to the Metrodome for nearly a decade. The Vikings’ request has taken on new urgency in recent months because their lease at the Metrodome has expired.

Recent stadium negotiations have focused on a new facility in downtown Minneapolis, on or next to the Metrodome site.

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