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Vikings' Wilf 'optimistic' about Metrodome site

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Jan 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team wants a new stadium in the Twin Cities, even if it means building on the current site of the Metrodome.

Wilf spoke Wednesday after a three-hour meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers about the team's push for state funding of a new stadium. The New Jersey businessman was more open than ever to rebuilding on Metrodome land in downtown Minneapolis, despite his past preference for two other sites.

Dayton has called the other two site options unworkable for different reasons.

Wilf says he's "optimistic" the Metrodome site will work even though it would mean relocating to the University of Minnesota for up to three seasons, and features less room for parking and tailgating than the other sites.

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