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Vikings dilemma: How much is too much for stadium?


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — If the Minnesota Vikings finally want to break out of the shabby Metrodome and into a shiny new, $975 million home, they face a harsh reality: They'll need to ante up or walk away empty-handed.

Throughout the franchise's latest push for a publicly subsidized football stadium, team executives insisted that the private contribution be capped at $427 million. The figure was "set in stone," Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley said as recently as last week.

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