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Ramsey leaders say Vikes stadium in 2015 still possible

Posted at 1:01 PM on October 12, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Sport

Officials with the Minnesota Vikings and Ramsey County leaders are talking to reporters now about a new report casting doubt on plans to build a new Vikings football stadium in Arden Hills.

We're seeing some early comments being reported that officials still believe they can build the stadium by 2015 and that Arden Hills remains the focus, despite questions raised by the Metropolitan Council. KSTP's Tom Hauser tweeted these:

Wilf still prefers 2015 stadium opening...but would consider 2016 opening if necessary. #vikings
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Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the Met Council report proves Arden Hills is a good site for stadium. Vikings willing to consider more money.
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Wilf says Vikings are focused only on Arden Hills...not even considering Minneapolis site. Wilf says Arden Hills is best for fan experience.
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Commissioner Bennett says the stadium can be built under original timetable for 2015 opening despite concerns raised by Met Council.#vikings
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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.