New Vikes stadium plan would tuck in next to Dome

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by Kevin Holden

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Yet another plan is in play for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

The latest idea would build the stadium just east of the Metrodome on a parking lot. Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune report it's a variation of an earlier proposal that required relocating a major telecommunications hub.

The goal of the new plan would be to cut the time the Vikings would have to play at the University of Minnesota.

Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Chairman Ted Mondale says the plan could have a new stadium as much as three-fourths done before the Dome would have to be demolished.

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