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Downtown Minneapolis football site unresolved

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Dec 14, 2011 at 9:21 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The question of where exactly to put a new Minnesota Vikings stadium if it ends up in downtown Minneapolis remains unsettled.

The city's Downtown Council is unveiling a 15-year development plan Wednesday morning that envisions a stadium at one of two sites near Target Field. That's in conflict with Mayor R.T. Rybak's announcement last week that he wants to rebuild at the Metrodome site.

The "Downtown 2025 Plan'' calls for a "downtown sports district'' with Target Field, Target Center and the new NFL venue in close proximity.

State lawmakers are trying to assemble a stadium bill as Minneapolis vies with the Vikings' preferred site in suburban Ramsey County. Influential lawmakers have told Minneapolis leaders in recent weeks that they must coalesce behind one site in their city.

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