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Kaler: UMinn. football stadium could serve Vikings
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says TCF Bank stadium would be "quite adequate" as a temporary home for the Minnesota Vikings.


The Vikings could use the university's football stadium for up to three years if the NFL team decides to renovate and continue using the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.

To host the Vikings, the Gophers would have to add seats and heat the outdoors field. University officials have said licensing and alcohol-usage policies would be negotiated, and Kaler says the university would have to work out other issues.

Kaler says there would be traffic, public safety and parking concerns, but all of them would "ultimately addressable."

Minnesota Public Radio News ( ) reports Kaler said it's still unclear how much it would cost for the university to host the Vikings.


Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News,

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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