Wilf shows support towards building new stadium at Metrodome

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Vikings owner Zygi Wilf showed optimism towards building the team's new stadium at the Metrodome after a three-hour meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday.

In a press release by the Pioneer Press Wilf said that the Arden Hills location remains in the picture.

"We would still like to explore [it], but we would leave it up to the legislative working group to decide where they would want us to work hardest at," Wilf said.

The working group, which includes Sen. Julie Rosen, R- Fairmount, as one of its leaders, will meet later this week.

"We are not ready to commit to a single site but we are moving forward," Rosen said.

As reported in the Star Tribune, Ramsey County officials funding the Arden Hills project have until the end of the week to create a new proposal after Rosen said their food and beverage tax plan was not doable.

Dayton sparked the latest round of stadium discussion by announcing Monday that the only Metrodome location had political chance of going forward at the Legislature this year.

When asked how quickly a public subsidy package could be created, Dayton said he was not setting any more deadlines, still leaving plans for the stadium unsettled.

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