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Published December 25, 2011, 08:07 PM

Vikings closing in on a stadium deal to stay in Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings appear to be staying in Minnesota. Peter King of Football Night in America reported Sunday that the Vikings and Minnesota lawmakers are close to a deal that would keep the NFL football team in Minnesota.

By: Forum and news reports, INFORUM

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings appear to be staying in Minnesota.

Peter King of Football Night in America reported Sunday that the Vikings and Minnesota lawmakers are close to a stadium deal that would keep the NFL football team in Minnesota.

According to King it’s not a question of “if” but “when.”

The Vikings’ lease at the Metrodome is set to expire after next Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

It’s unknown whether the Stadium will be built in the team’s preferred location of Arden Hills in Ramsey County or whether the stadium will be constructed in Minneapolis.

The Vikings have been located in Minnesota since 1961. The team played in Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 to 1981. They’ve played in the Metrodome since 1982.

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